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How to buy Leidos stock

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Leidos Holdings Inc
- $0.03 ( - 0.03%)

Leidos Holdings Inc is an information technology services business based in the US. Leidos shares (LDOS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Leidos employs 39,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Leidos stock price (NYSE: LDOS)

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Leidos shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-22.
Latest market close$93.04
52-week range$82.75 - $112.11
50-day moving average $90.42
200-day moving average $97.98
Wall St. target price$113.00
PE ratio 17.0074
Dividend yield $1.38 (1.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.42

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Leidos price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $93.04 from 2022-01-24

1 week (2022-01-18) -0.19%
1 month (2021-12-23) 6.51%
3 months (2021-10-25) -8.65%
6 months (2021-07-23) -12.57%
1 year (2021-01-25) -17.44%
2 years (2020-01-24) -8.44%
3 years (2019-01-25) 63.09%
5 years (2017-01-25) 87.39%

Is Leidos stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Leidos stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Leidos's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Leidos's P/E ratio

Leidos's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Leidos shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Leidos's PEG ratio

Leidos's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.34. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Leidos's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Leidos's EBITDA

Leidos's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Leidos's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Leidos financials

Revenue TTM $13.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.85%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.84%
Return on equity TTM 19.79%
Profit margin 5.75%
Book value $29.39
Market capitalisation $12.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Leidos's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Leidos.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Leidos's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.77

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Leidos's overall score of 18.77 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 22nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Leidos is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Leidos's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.71/100

Leidos's environmental score of 2.71 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Leidos is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Leidos's social score

Social score: 11.75/100

Leidos's social score of 11.75 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Leidos is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Leidos's governance score

Governance score: 7.82/100

Leidos's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Leidos is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Leidos's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Leidos scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Leidos has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Leidos Holdings Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.77
Total ESG percentile 21.52
Environmental score 2.71
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 11.75
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 7.82
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 1

Leidos share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 20.96% of net profits

Recently Leidos has paid out, on average, around 20.96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Leidos shareholders could enjoy a 1.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Leidos's case, that would currently equate to about $1.38 per share.

While Leidos's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Leidos is investing more in its future growth.

Leidos's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Leidos's shares ever split?

Leidos's shares were split on a 405:1000 basis on 29 September 2013. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 405 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Leidos shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 146.9% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Leidos shares which in turn could have impacted Leidos's share price.

Leidos share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Leidos's shares have ranged in value from as little as $82.75 up to $112.1147. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LDOS.US volatility(beta: 0.85)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Leidos's is 0.8495. This would suggest that Leidos's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Leidos overview

Leidos Holdings, Inc. provides services and solutions in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Defense Solutions, Civil, and Health. The Defense Solutions segment offers national security solutions and systems for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for the U. S. Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, military services, and government agencies of U. S.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Leidos is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.773% of Leidos shares are held by insiders and 81.505% by institutions.
How many people work for Leidos?
Latest data suggests 39,000 work at Leidos.
When does the fiscal year end for Leidos?
Leidos's fiscal year ends in January.
Where is Leidos based?
Leidos's address is: 1750 Presidents Street, Reston, VA, United States, 20190
What is Leidos's ISIN number?
Leidos's international securities identification number is: US5253271028
What is Leidos's CUSIP number?
Leidos's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 525327102

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