Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors bought 12,066 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,118% compared to the typical volume of 991 call options.

Shares of Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) traded up $1.11 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $65.73. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 585,323 shares, compared to its average volume of 830,695. The company has a current ratio of 1.27, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. The stock has a market cap of $9,733.52, a PE ratio of 32.38, a P/E/G ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 1.63. Leidos has a 12 month low of $49.84 and a 12 month high of $68.25.

In related news, Director John P. Jumper sold 61,212 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.06, for a total transaction of $3,921,240.72. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 306,709 shares in the company, valued at $19,647,778.54. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of LDOS. Royal Bank of Canada grew its holdings in Leidos by 183.6% in the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 51,411 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $2,657,000 after buying an additional 33,284 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new stake in Leidos in the 2nd quarter valued at $16,934,000. State Street Corp grew its holdings in Leidos by 20.5% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 4,560,128 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $235,717,000 after buying an additional 776,462 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its holdings in Leidos by 2.6% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 211,864 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $10,951,000 after buying an additional 5,363 shares in the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System grew its holdings in Leidos by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 270,249 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $13,969,000 after buying an additional 4,052 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 73.12% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages recently commented on LDOS. ValuEngine upgraded Leidos from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Leidos from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price target on shares of Leidos in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Citigroup boosted their price target on Leidos from $65.00 to $71.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 price target on shares of Leidos in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $69.33.

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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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