Analyst Ratings for Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, LDOS was issued an average rating of Overweight.

7 analysts declared LDOS a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for LDOS. The highest price target was 65, implying potential capital gains of 21.27 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 60, implying potential capital losses of 11.94 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.63 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.15 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of LDOS to grow at a rate of 50.06 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. LDOS has a PEG ratio of 0.48.

LDOS has traded between a high of 56.67 and a low of 37.79 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 41.84 percent, and 5.42 percent below the high. LDOS has a P/E ratio of 24.25. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LDOS value stock report compares LDOS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.07 billion. LDOS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.