Leidos Holdings Inc (NYSE:LDOS) Stock Sentiment Worsens

October 2, 2018 - By whatsonthorold

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Sentiment for Leidos Holdings Inc (NYSE:LDOS)

Leidos Holdings Inc (NYSE:LDOS) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q2 2018. Its down -0.30, from 1.2 in 2018Q1. The ratio dived, as 155 active investment managers increased and started new positions, while 173 reduced and sold their holdings in Leidos Holdings Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database reported: 107.17 million shares, up from 104.87 million shares in 2018Q1. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Leidos Holdings Inc in their top 10 positions decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 51 Reduced: 122 Increased: 121 New Position: 34.

Leidos Holdings, Inc., a science and technology company, provides technology and engineering solutions in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $10.27 billion. The firm operates through National Security Solutions , Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS), and Health and Infrastructure (HIS) divisions. It has a 23.8 P/E ratio. The NSS segment offers national security solutions and systems for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for the U.S. intelligence community, the U.S.

The stock increased 0.57% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $68.25. About 115,912 shares traded. Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) has risen 21.72% since October 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.10% the S&P500.

Analysts await Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $1.10 EPS, up 15.79 % or $0.15 from last year’s $0.95 per share. LDOS’s profit will be $165.54M for 15.51 P/E if the $1.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.12 actual EPS reported by Leidos Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.79 % negative EPS growth.

Southpoint Capital Advisors Lp holds 5.27% of its portfolio in Leidos Holdings, Inc. for 2.10 million shares. Roystone Capital Management Lp owns 603,100 shares or 3.09% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Overbrook Management Corp has 2.51% invested in the company for 224,569 shares. The New York-based Locust Wood Capital Advisers Llc has invested 2.2% in the stock. Aureus Asset Management Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 263,563 shares.

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