Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) is -23.33% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $76.58 and a high of $110.91 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The LDOS stock was last observed hovering at around $81.08 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.43% off its average median price target of $104.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 35.48% off the consensus price target high of $125.00 offered by 17 analysts, but current levels are 7.3% higher than the price target low of $87.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $80.65, the stock is -1.63% and -8.32% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.28 million and changing -0.53% at the moment leaves the stock -16.35% off its SMA200. LDOS registered -20.81% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -25.10%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $1.10 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $11.41.
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The stock witnessed a -11.77% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -19.00%, and is 2.67% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.90% over the week and 2.75% over the month.
Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS) has around 45000 employees, a market worth around $11.14B and $14.60B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 16.56 and Fwd P/E is 11.00. Profit margin for the company is 4.60%. Distance from 52-week low is 5.31% and -27.28% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (9.70%).
Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS) is a “Overweight”. 17 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.20, where 8 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 8 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
The EPS is expected to shrink by -5.70% this year
Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 137.00M, and float is at 135.44M with Short Float at 1.38%.
Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS) Insider Activity
A total of 123 insider transactions have happened at Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 66 and purchases happening 57 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by Bell Thomas Arthur, the company’s CEO. SEC filings show that Bell Thomas Arthur bought 6,300 shares of the company’s common stock on May 22 at a price of $78.81 per share for a total of $0.5 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 6300.0 shares.
Leidos Holdings Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on May 11 that May Gary Stephen (Director) sold a total of 2,618 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on May 11 and was made at $78.71 per share for $0.21 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 11352.0 shares of the LDOS stock.
Still, SEC filings show that on May 05, Dahlberg Gregory R (Director) acquired 125 shares at an average price of $80.76 for $10095.0. The insider now directly holds 13,833 shares of Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS).
Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Raytheon Technologies Corporation (RTX) that is trading 1.99% up over the past 12 months and Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) that is 4.55% higher over the same period. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) is -3.36% down on the 1-year trading charts.