Leidos Holdings (LDOS) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.31

Media headlines about Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) have been trending positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Leidos Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the aerospace company an impact score of 71 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS)

Shares of Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) traded up 0.56% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $53.68. The stock had a trading volume of 556,666 shares. The stock has a market cap of $8.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.26 and a beta of 1.74. Leidos Holdings has a one year low of $37.79 and a one year high of $56.67. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $54.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $52.22.

Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The aerospace company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $2.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.54 billion. Leidos Holdings had a net margin of 3.16% and a return on equity of 16.70%. The company’s revenue was up 96.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.72 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Leidos Holdings will post $3.35 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th will be issued a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. Leidos Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is currently 57.92%.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Leidos Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday. Cowen and Company boosted their price objective on Leidos Holdings from $58.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Vertical Research assumed coverage on Leidos Holdings in a research report on Thursday, March 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $67.00 price objective for the company. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Leidos Holdings from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, February 24th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $56.50.

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Leidos Holdings 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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