Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) Director Surya N. Mohapatra purchased 3,276 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 11th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $46.27 per share, with a total value of $151,580.52. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 9,419 shares in the company, valued at approximately $435,817.13. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) opened at 47.40 on Tuesday. Leidos Holdings Inc. has a 12-month low of $37.79 and a 12-month high of $59.52. The stock has a market cap of $7.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.32 and a beta of 1.55. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $42.67 and its 200-day moving average price is $45.91.

Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $1.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.96 by $0.29. The company earned $1.87 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.90 billion. Leidos Holdings had a net margin of 5.36% and a return on equity of 18.93%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 43.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.73 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Leidos Holdings Inc. will post $3.56 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $44.00 target price on shares of Leidos Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Leidos Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. Argus began coverage on Leidos Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, September 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price target on the stock. Citigroup Inc. began coverage on Leidos Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $47.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG raised their price target on Leidos Holdings from $53.00 to $55.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Leidos Holdings presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $49.17.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Boston Partners purchased a new position in Leidos Holdings during the third quarter worth $320,551,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Leidos Holdings by 5.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,803,065 shares of the company’s stock worth $325,663,000 after buying an additional 337,766 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in Leidos Holdings by 677.2% in the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 5,352,222 shares of the company’s stock worth $231,644,000 after buying an additional 4,663,578 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in Leidos Holdings by 124.6% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 5,230,754 shares of the company’s stock worth $226,387,000 after buying an additional 2,902,068 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in Leidos Holdings by 202.1% in the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 5,145,529 shares of the company’s stock worth $222,707,000 after buying an additional 3,442,000 shares during the last quarter. 60.33% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Leidos Holdings

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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