Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) will be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, August 4th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $1.08 per share for the quarter. Leidos has set its FY 2020
Pre-Market guidance at 5.00-5.30 EPS and its FY20 guidance at $5.00-$5.30 EPS.Investors interested in listening to the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 5th. The aerospace company reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.23 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $2.89 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.90 billion. Leidos had a return on equity of 22.56% and a net margin of 5.20%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.13 EPS. On average, analysts expect Leidos to post $5 EPS for the current fiscal year and $6 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of LDOS stock opened at $95.16 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $92.18 and its 200-day simple moving average is $98.26. Leidos has a 12 month low of $68.00 and a 12 month high of $125.84. The firm has a market cap of $13.52 billion, a PE ratio of 23.21, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.13.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 30th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.43%. Leidos’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 26.31%.

In other news, insider Roy E. Stevens sold 2,801 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $101.23, for a total transaction of $283,545.23. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 25,420 shares in the company, valued at $2,573,266.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Gary Stephen May sold 600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $102.27, for a total transaction of $61,362.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 9,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $983,121.51. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.49% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several analysts have issued reports on LDOS shares. Robert W. Baird started coverage on shares of Leidos in a research report on Wednesday, June 10th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $140.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group dropped their price objective on shares of Leidos from $140.00 to $120.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 11th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Leidos in a research report on Thursday, May 7th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $133.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Leidos from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Leidos from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. Leidos currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $115.31.

About Leidos

Leidos Holdings, Inc provides services and solutions in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Defense Solutions, Civil, and Health. The Defense Solutions segment offers national security solutions and systems for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for the U.S.

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