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Searching For Real Value In Market Debris At Leidos Holdings Inc (NYSE: LDOS)

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for Leidos Holdings Inc (LDOS) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $1.45, or 1.39%, to $105.86. The Leidos Holdings Inc has recorded 41,215 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Leidos Deploys Potable Water System to International Space Station.

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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, LDOS falls under the Technology sector while operating within the Information Technology Services industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $104.41 and fluctuated between $104.84 as its day high and $102.72 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Leidos Holdings Inc is $14.36B. A total of 0.66 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 745.66K shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, LDOS has seen 7 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 1,009 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 103 BUYs and 85 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 456,587 shares during that period but sold 262,308.

In the most recent transaction, Geer Noel B sold 2,106 shares of LDOS for 103.23 per share on Nov 06. After the transaction, the Director now owns 29,894 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 03, Moos James Robert sold 564 shares at 103.66 per share. LDOS shares that Group President owns now total 28,948.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Stevens Roy E disposed of 929 shares on Nov 02 at a per-share price of $103.20. This resulted in the Group President holding 39,053 shares of LDOS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, KRAEMER HARRY M JANSEN JR sold 3,098 shares at $96.95 per share on Aug 04. Company shares held by the Director now total 84,277.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Leidos Holdings Inc pays an annual dividend of $1.47, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.41%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 100.00. LDOS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/14/2023 when it declared a $0.38 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/29/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/29/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 9/14/2023. The LDOS stock dividend was $0.36 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LDOS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $118.71 with high estimates of $136.00 and low estimates of $100.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LDOS has a high of $110.91 and a low of $76.58.

As of this writing, LDOS has an earnings estimate of $1.74 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 14 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.84 per share and a lower estimate of $1.64. The company reported an EPS of $1.8 in the last quarter, which was 14.60% higher than expectations of $1.57.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. LDOS’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $727.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $5.67B in debt and $3.23B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $30.15, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $4.34B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for LDOS is Buy with a score of 4.54.

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