Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC boosted its holdings in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) by 89.9% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 4,647 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,200 shares during the period. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC’s holdings in Leidos were worth $488,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of LDOS. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Leidos by 11.6% in the first quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 347,168 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $22,251,000 after purchasing an additional 36,131 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in Leidos by 19.3% in the third quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 6,800 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $606,000 after purchasing an additional 1,100 shares during the last quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV boosted its holdings in Leidos by 2.7% in the third quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 13,974 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $1,246,000 after purchasing an additional 367 shares during the last quarter. Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in Leidos by 32.0% during the 3rd quarter. Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC now owns 5,922 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $528,000 after buying an additional 1,437 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT bought a new position in Leidos during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $2,367,000. 74.18% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Separately, Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on Leidos from $120.00 to $131.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 3rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Leidos has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $116.75.

LDOS opened at $103.80 on Tuesday. Leidos Holdings, Inc. has a 12 month low of $68.00 and a 12 month high of $115.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.86. The stock has a market cap of $14.77 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.42, a P/E/G ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 1.05. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $106.90 and its 200 day moving average price is $97.43.

Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 23rd. The aerospace company reported $1.63 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.02. Leidos had a return on equity of 23.45% and a net margin of 5.10%. The firm had revenue of $3.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.39 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.51 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Leidos Holdings, Inc. will post 5.81 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 31st. Investors of record on Monday, March 15th will be given a $0.34 dividend. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.31%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 12th. Leidos’s dividend payout ratio is currently 26.31%.

Leidos Company Profile

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.

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