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.

Several price targets were given for LDOS by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 65, which equates to a potential upside of 21.27 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 60, implying potential capital losses of 11.94 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -0.63 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.15 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

LDOS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 50.06 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. LDOS has a PEG ratio of 0.48.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LDOS hit 56.67 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 37.79. Currently the stock is 41.84 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.42 percent. 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 market cap of LDOS is $8.07 billion. LDOS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.