Media coverage about Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Leidos earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.5276656482332 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $66.00 target price on shares of Leidos in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Goldman Sachs Group raised Leidos from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $61.00 to $68.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Leidos from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Citigroup boosted their target price on Leidos from $65.00 to $71.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of Leidos in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $67.18.
Leidos (NYSE LDOS) traded up $1.14 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $63.46. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 990,745 shares, compared to its average volume of 927,049. The firm has a market cap of $9,427.93, a P/E ratio of 17.22, a P/E/G ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 1.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 1.03. Leidos has a fifty-two week low of $47.81 and a fifty-two week high of $64.20.
Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The aerospace company reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $2.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.55 billion. Leidos had a return on equity of 17.20% and a net margin of 3.04%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 34.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.25 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Leidos will post 3.69 earnings per share for the current year.
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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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