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How to buy Leidos stock
Learn how to easily invest in Leidos stock.
Leidos 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 43,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $14.2 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- LDOS shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is LDOS stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is LDOS suitable for ethical investing?
- Are LDOS shares over-valued?
- Leidos's financials
- How volatile are LDOS shares?
- Does Leidos pay a dividend?
- Have LDOS shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Leidos stock price (NYSE: LDOS)Use our graph to track the performance of LDOS stocks over time.
Leidos shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$98.15|
|52-week range||$79.91 - $110.54|
|50-day moving average||$104.73|
|200-day moving average||$101.00|
|Wall St. target price||$119.83|
|Dividend yield||$1.44 (1.49%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.90|
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Leidos price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-20)||2.18%|
|1 month (2022-12-27)||-7.33%|
|3 months (2022-10-27)||-1.01%|
|6 months (2022-07-27)||-4.94%|
|1 year (2022-01-23)||N/A|
|2 years (2021-01-27)||-11.87%|
|3 years (2020-01-27)||100.77|
|5 years (2018-01-26)||48.06%|
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 20x. In other words, Leidos shares trade at around 20x 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Leidos's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$14.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.78%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.23%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.59%|
|Market capitalisation||$13.3 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
|Total ESG score||18.77|
|Total ESG percentile||21.52|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||1|
Leidos share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 22.82% of net profits
Recently Leidos has paid out, on average, around 22.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.49% 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 1.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Leidos's case, that would currently equate to about $1.44 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 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 December 2022 (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 $79.9079 up to $110.5353. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.812. This would suggest that Leidos's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Leidos Holdings, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, 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.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Leidos is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.908% of Leidos shares are held by insiders and 78.43% by institutions. How many people work for Leidos?
Latest data suggests 43,000 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: 78390X101
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