Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume

Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume”

Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. Banque Pictet & Cie SA now owns 24,550 shares of the aerospace company's stock worth $1,255,000 after buying an additional 250 shares in the last quarter. Nielsen N.V. updated its FY17 guidance to $1.40-1.46 EPS. The firm had revenue of $2.57 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.56 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.68 EPS. Leidos Holdings's quarterly revenue was up 99.6% on a year-over-year basis.

Shares of Nielsen N.V. Pictet North America Advisors SA increased its position in shares of Leidos Holdings by 1.0% in the first quarter.

The stock has advanced 62.46% to a low over the previous one year and showed declining move -2.17% to a high over the same period. The firm has a market cap of $8.49 billion, a PE ratio of 26.44 and a beta of 1.73.

The stock is trading at $56.47 which is significantly above the 50 day moving average which is $53.45 and which is quite a bit above the 200 day moving average of $52.84. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 24th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. Zacks Investment Research raised Leidos Holdings from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $60.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.21%. It indicates oversold and overbought price levels for a stock. With the last stock price close up 7.32% from the two hundred day average, compared with the S&P 500 Index which has increased 0.06% over the date range. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 87,888 shares in the company, valued at $3,388,082.40.

These funds have also shifted positions in (LDOS). The total value of its holdings decreased 20.1%.

Frontier Investment Mgmt Company decreased Pimco Total Return Etf (BOND) stake by 4,200 shares to 94,681 valued at $9.81M in 2016Q4. The worst thing we can do is try to pick a top or a bottom of a strong move that continues to move into further overbought or oversold territory. First Interstate Bank acquired a new position in shares of Nielsen N.V. during the second quarter worth approximately $124,000. Creative Planning raised its position in shares of Nielsen 51.3% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,725,860 shares of the aerospace company's stock valued at $241,680,000 after buying an additional 2,051,894 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Leidos Holdings by 12,635.3% in the first quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group grew its stake by buying 248,674 shares an increase of 16.2% as of 06/30/2017. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Nielsen N.V. during the first quarter worth about $220,000. As of quarter end Tiaa Cref Investment Management LLC had sold 239,698 shares trimming its holdings by 21.0%. Hsbc Hldg Public Ltd Com invested in 599,575 shares or 0.07% of the stock.

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Several research firms recently issued reports on LDOS. (The) upgraded shares of Leidos Holdings from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and boosted their target price for the company from $61.00 to $68.00 in a research note on Thursday. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Leidos Holdings from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Saturday, July 1st. Leidos Holdings now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $57.20. Finally, Pivotal Research dropped their price target on shares of Nielsen N.V. from $39.00 to $38.00 and set a "hold" rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock of Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The Company is engaged in providing clients with an understanding of consumers and consumer behavior.

Nielsen N.V. (Nielsen), formerly Nielsen Holdings N.V., is an information and measurement company.

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