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 highest price target was 65, implying a possible profit of 21.27 percent. The lowest price target was 60, implying a possible loss of 11.94 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. 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. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

The growth rate of LDOS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 50.06 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Currently the stock is 41.84 percent higher than its low, and 5.42 percent below the high. LDOS has a price/earnings 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.