Leidos (LDOS) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Headlines about Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Leidos earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.730868256349 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Leidos (LDOS) traded up $0.95 during trading on Friday, reaching $64.13. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 747,615 shares, compared to its average volume of 700,876. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.27. The firm has a market cap of $9,558.03, a PE ratio of 17.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.69. Leidos has a 12-month low of $47.81 and a 12-month high of $64.24.

Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The aerospace company reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.14. Leidos had a return on equity of 17.20% and a net margin of 3.04%. The company had revenue of $2.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.55 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.25 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 34.0% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Leidos will post 3.69 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on LDOS. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of Leidos in a research note on Friday, August 18th. ValuEngine raised Leidos from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Citigroup lifted their target price on Leidos from $65.00 to $71.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and issued a $66.00 target price on shares of Leidos in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Leidos from a “c+” rating to a “b+” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $68.00.

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Leidos Company Profile

Leidos Holdings, Inc (Leidos) is a science and technology solutions company focused on delivering solutions primarily in the areas of national security, health and engineering. The Company is a holding company whose direct 100%-owned subsidiary is Leidos, Inc, which delivers science and technology solutions in the areas of national security, health and engineering to agencies of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community, the United States Department of Homeland Security, and other United States Government civil agencies, state and local government agencies, foreign governments and customers across a variety of commercial markets.

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