Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS):
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Awards Leidos One of its Six GLINDA Blanket Purchase Agreements.
The company is now up by 1.67% since yesterday’s close of $52.22.
Additionally Leidos Holdings, Inc. declared a dividend for shareholders that was paid on Fri Jun 30, 2017. The dividend was $0.320 per share for the quarter or $1.28 on an annualized basis. The dividend yield was $2.46. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday the 13th of June 2017.
Leidos Holdings, Inc., launched on August 12, 2005, is global science and technology company. The Company provides technology and engineering services and solutions in the defense, intelligence, civil and health markets. The Company operates through four segments: National Security Solutions (NSS), Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS), Health and Infrastructure (HIS), and Corporate and Other..
Shares of the company are trading at $53.09 slightly below the 50 day moving average which is $54.16 and a bit higher than the 200 day moving average of $52.26. The 50 day moving average went down by -1.97% and the 200 day average went up by +1.59%.
The company currently has a P/E ratio of 24.98 and the market value is 8.02B. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $2.12 and is estimated to be $3.35 for the current year with 151,033,000 shares outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is expected be $0.82 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $3.59.
Investment analysts have provided guidance on the stock recently. Goldman Sachs started covering LDOS by announcing an initial rating of “Neutral”. Equity analyst Oppenheimer added the stock to its research portfolio with an initial rating of “Outperform”.
On November 21 the stock rating was upgraded to “Outperform” from “Neutral” and a price target of $57.00 was set in a report from Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock and raised the price target on November 21 boosting the price target from $41.00 to $57.00 and altering the rating from “Neutral” to “Outperform”.
On September 7, 2016 Argus Research issued its first research report on the stock with a rating of “Buy” and a price target of $54.00. On February 23 Deutsche Bank left the company rating at “Hold” and lowered the price expectation from $56.00 to $46.00.