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Leidos Holdings Inc (LDOS) – Don’t Be So Quick to Call it Dead

Leidos Holdings Inc (NYSE: LDOS) is 35.65% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $76.58 and a high of $145.50 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The LDOS stock was last observed hovering at around $145.50 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 1.33%.

Currently trading at $146.83, the stock is 10.89% and 12.89% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.07 million and changing 0.91% at the moment leaves the stock 33.78% off its SMA200. LDOS registered 82.87% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 42.82%.

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The stock witnessed a 16.33% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 29.63%, and is 2.92% 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 1.23% over the week and 1.77% over the month.

Leidos Holdings Inc (LDOS) has around 47000 employees, a market worth around $19.85B and $15.71B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 63.29 and Fwd P/E is 16.06. Profit margin for the company is 2.04%. Distance from 52-week low is 91.73% and 0.91% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (3.42%).

The EPS is expected to grow by 16.88% this year

The shares outstanding are 135.77M, and float is at 133.56M with Short Float at 1.06%.

Leidos Holdings Inc (LDOS) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by STALNECKER SUSAN M, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that STALNECKER SUSAN M sold 3,014 shares of the company’s common stock on May 02 ’24 at a price of $141.97 per share for a total of $0.43 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 14748.0 shares.

Leidos Holdings Inc disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on May 02 ’24 that Kovarik Robert C JR (Director) sold a total of 1,952 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on May 02 ’24 and was made at $142.21 per share for $0.28 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 7602.0 shares of the LDOS stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 13 ’24, Fubini David G (Director) disposed off 7,874 shares at an average price of $127.89 for $1.01 million. The insider now directly holds 14,696 shares of Leidos Holdings Inc (LDOS).

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