LDOS (Leidos Holdings Inc.) may reap gains as insiders became active recently


Leidos Holdings Inc.’s filing revealed that its Group President Stevens Roy E unloaded Company’s shares for reported $0.16 million on Nov 04. In the deal valued at $103.43 per share,1,515 shares were sold. As a result of this transaction, Stevens Roy E now holds 24,814 shares worth roughly $ 2.68 million.

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Then, MOHAPATRA SURYA N sold 3,155 shares, generating $320,281 in total proceeds. Upon selling the shares at $101.52, the Director now owns 17,515 shares.

Before that, Moos James Robert sold 516 shares. Leidos Holdings Inc. shares valued at $50,857 were divested by the Group President at a price of $98.56 per share. As a result of the transaction, Moos James Robert now holds 21,391 shares, worth roughly $2.31 million.

RBC Capital Mkts initiated its Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS] rating to a Sector perform in a research note published on Monday, August 30, 2022; the price target was $106. PT values the company’s stock at a premium of -1.73 to its Monday closing price. A number of analysts have revised their coverage, including Barclays’s analysts, who decreased its forecast for the stock in early June from “an Overweight” to “an Equal weight”. Wells Fargo also remained covering LDOS and has decreased its forecast on March 24, 2022 with a “an Equal weight” recommendation from previously “an Overweight” rating.

Price Performance Review of LDOS

On Monday, Leidos Holdings Inc. [NYSE:LDOS] saw its stock jump 1.96% to $107.83. On the same session, the stock had its day’s lowest price of $105.82, but rose to a high of $108.63. Over the last five days, the stock has gained 6.14%. Leidos Holdings Inc. shares have risen nearly 21.29% since the year began. Nevertheless, the stocks have risen 13.88% over the past one year. While a 52-week high of $111.12 was reached on 04/20/22, a 52-week low of $81.07 was recorded on 02/15/22. SMA at 50 days reached $94.45, while 200 days put it at $99.34. A total of 0.83 million shares were traded, compared to the trading of 0.1 million shares in the previous session.

Levels Of Support And Resistance For LDOS Stock

The 24-hour chart illustrates a support level at 106.22, which if violated will result in even more drops to 104.62. On the upside, there is a resistance level at 109.03. A further resistance level may holdings at 110.24. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the 14-day chart is 77.71, which indicates overbought technical sentiment, while the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) stands at 6.51, which suggests price will go up in the next trading period. Percent R suggests that price movement has been bullish at 4.95%. Stochastics %K at 93.30% indicates the stock is a selling.

How much short interest is there in Leidos Holdings Inc.?

A steep rise in short interest was recorded in Leidos Holdings Inc. stocks on Jul 14, 2022, dropping by -0.43 million shares to a total of 1.12 million shares. Yahoo Finance data shows the prior-month short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 1.55 million shares. There was a decline of -38.39%, which implies that there is a negative sentiment for the stock. In spite of short shares comprising just 1.06% of the overall stock float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) fell to 1.43.

Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS] – Who Are The Largest Shareholders?

In filings from The Vanguard Group, Inc., it is revealed that the company now owns 14,373,039 shares, or roughly 10.53% of the outstanding LDOS shares. In other words, the investor’s shares have fallen by -191,259 from its previous 13-F filing of 14564298.0. Additionally, JPMorgan Investment Management, I decreased -7.86% of its stake after which the total value it holdings stand at $680,873,653, while BlackRock Fund Advisors reduced -5.28% of its stake to hold $599.42 million in the firm. Over the last quarter, SSgA Funds Management, Inc. sold -87,374 shares of Leidos Holdings Inc., while Wellington Management Co. LLP sold -361,029 shares. At present, Victory Capital Management, Inc. is holding 4,446,529 shares valued at $388.94 million. Boston Partners Global Investors, owned 4,033,725 shares of the company at the time of its most recent 13F filing, worth $352.83 million.

According to FactSet, Leidos Holdings Inc.’s share price will average $118.69 in the next year, based on opinions of analysts polled by the firm. This is up nearly 13.46 percent from its previous closing price of $105.76. Analysts expect Leidos Holdings Inc. stock to reach the higher price of $132.00, while the lowest price estimate is $105.00.


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