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Analysts at Wells Fargo Give Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) an Upgrade

Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Leidos Holdings from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $49.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 8th.

The stock increased 2.55% or $1.65 during the last trading session, reaching $66.38. About 52,352 shares traded. (NYSE:LDOS). Sandy Spring National Bank & Trust holds 0.07% in Leidos Holdings, Inc. It has outperformed by 29.17% the S&P500. Visionary Asset has 5,621 shares. The United Asset Strategies Inc holds 45,428 shares with $7.00 million value, down from 54,111 last quarter. Trb Advisors Lp who had been investing in Visa Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $267.79 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $173.59. About 1.62M shares traded. (NYSE:LDOS) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Ex-Dividend Reminder: Prologis, MTS Systems and Leidos Holdings" on December 13, 2017. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 sales for $90.94 million activity. Visa Inc. had 100 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Visa Inc. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $111.0 target. The stock of Shutterfly, Inc. (NYSE:V) earned "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Monday, June 6. The firm has "Hold" rating by Topeka Capital Markets given on Friday, July 24. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Wednesday, October 18 with "Buy". (NASDAQ:SFLY) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, October 12 with "Buy". The company was initiated on Thursday, December 17 by Sterne Agee CRT.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 1.03.

Ever wonder how investors predict positive share price momentum? 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,111 shares of the aerospace company's stock valued at $161,000 after purchasing an additional 2,254 shares during the last quarter. (NYSE:V) for 731,000 shares. Prelude Lc holds 4,195 shares. Stevens First Principles Inv owns 108 shares or 0.01% of their United States portfolio. Ruggie reported 7,439 shares. California State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Shutterfly, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) is 2590. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in.

Tiaa Cref Investment holds 980,195 shares. The New York-based Pinebridge Invs Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Shutterfly, Inc. Ci Invests holds 43,986 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Veritas Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 5,972 shares. Connor Clark Lunn Invest Mngmt Ltd stated it has 185,175 shares.

Southpoint Capital Advisors Lp, which manages about $2.99B and $2.44B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Fedex Corp (NYSE:FDX) by 350,000 shares to 350,000 shares, valued at $78.95 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $44,600 activity. COOK TIMOTHY D sold $43.15 million worth of stock. (NYSE:V) to report earnings on February, 1. Shelton Cap Mngmt holds 10,785 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. V's profit will be $2.20 billion for 30.46 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. Conning Inc reported 168,893 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 27 investors sold Leidos Holdings, Inc. shares while 109 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. The aerospace company reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.14. Liberty Mutual Group Asset stated it has 0.12% of its portfolio in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS). Raymond James Fincl Svcs Advsr Inc invested in 5,132 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan owns 53,448 shares. Cipher Capital Limited Partnership invested in 0.19% or 42,183 shares. The Company is a holding company whose direct 100%-owned subsidiary is Leidos, Inc, which delivers science and technology solutions in the areas of national security, health and engineering to agencies of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community, the United States Department of Homeland Security, and other United States Government civil agencies, state and local government agencies, foreign governments and customers across a variety of commercial markets. Dupont Cap Mngmt Corp reported 1,700 shares.

Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS)'s Leverage Ratio was recently noted as 0.335856. (NYSE:LDOS) for 90,000 shares. Cantab Ptnrs Llp invested 0.26% in Leidos Holdings, Inc. The ERP5 of Leidos Holdings, Inc.

After a recent scan, we can see that Leidos Holdings, Inc. 3,943 were reported by Destination Wealth Management.

Among 13 analysts covering Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, September 22 by Jefferies. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, April 11 by Guggenheim. (NYSE:LDOS) on Tuesday, December 6 with "Outperform" rating. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. As per Monday, November 2, the company rating was upgraded by Drexel Hamilton. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $70.0 target. (NYSE:LDOS) rating on Tuesday, August 2.

Analysts await Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) on Thursday, October 12 with "Buy" rating. Also Twst.com published the news titled: "Leidos Holdings Inc.: Leidos Appoints New UK Chief Executive" on January 04, 2018. (NYSE:LDOS) for 312,261 shares. They expect $0.83 EPS, up 10.67% or $0.08 from last year's $0.75 per share.



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