Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC Purchases 157 Shares of Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS)

Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC grew its position in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOSFree Report) by 9.7% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,779 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after acquiring an additional 157 shares during the quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC’s holdings in Leidos were worth $193,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of LDOS. Farmers & Merchants Trust Co of Chambersburg PA bought a new stake in shares of Leidos in the 4th quarter worth approximately $28,000. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. bought a new position in shares of Leidos during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $30,000. Lindbrook Capital LLC lifted its position in shares of Leidos by 209.0% during the 4th quarter. Lindbrook Capital LLC now owns 275 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $30,000 after buying an additional 186 shares during the period. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. bought a new position in shares of Leidos during the 4th quarter worth approximately $35,000. Finally, Tidemark LLC bought a new position in shares of Leidos during the 4th quarter worth approximately $41,000. Institutional investors own 76.12% of the company’s stock.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, insider Roy E. Stevens sold 875 shares of Leidos stock in a transaction on Friday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.67, for a total transaction of $131,836.25. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 44,149 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,651,929.83. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In related news, insider Roy E. Stevens sold 875 shares of Leidos stock in a transaction on Friday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.67, for a total transaction of $131,836.25. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 44,149 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,651,929.83. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director David G. Fubini sold 7,874 shares of Leidos stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $127.89, for a total value of $1,007,005.86. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 14,696 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,879,471.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.96% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Leidos Stock Up 0.4 %

NYSE LDOS opened at $144.85 on Monday. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $138.38 and a 200-day moving average of $123.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 62.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 0.69. Leidos Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $82.07 and a 52 week high of $151.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a current ratio of 1.35.

Leidos (NYSE:LDOSGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The aerospace company reported $2.29 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.70 by $0.59. The company had revenue of $3.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.82 billion. Leidos had a return on equity of 25.66% and a net margin of 2.04%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.47 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Leidos Holdings, Inc. will post 8.59 EPS for the current year.

Leidos Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be paid a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 14th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.05%. Leidos’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 65.52%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. Robert W. Baird raised their target price on Leidos from $145.00 to $180.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 1st. TheStreet upgraded Leidos from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. StockNews.com upgraded Leidos from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 4th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on Leidos from $138.00 to $160.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 1st. Finally, Argus lifted their price objective on Leidos from $120.00 to $145.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $145.67.

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Leidos Profile

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Leidos Holdings, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides services and solutions in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Defense Solutions, Civil, and Health segments. 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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