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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for LDOS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 65, implying potential capital gains of 21.27 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 60, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -0.63 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.15 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of LDOS to grow at a rate of 50.06 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of LDOS is 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 lower than its 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.