Press coverage about Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) has trended positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Leidos earned a media sentiment score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.5904096424697 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Leidos (LDOS) opened at $62.62 on Friday. Leidos has a fifty-two week low of $49.65 and a fifty-two week high of $68.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 1.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,464.23, a PE ratio of 30.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 1.63.

LDOS has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price objective on shares of Leidos in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Citigroup upped their price objective on Leidos from $65.00 to $71.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Wells Fargo & Co upgraded Leidos from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $69.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Leidos from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of Leidos in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Leidos presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $69.33.

In other Leidos news, Director John P. Jumper sold 61,212 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.06, for a total value of $3,921,240.72. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 306,709 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,647,778.54. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Leidos Company Profile

Leidos Holdings, Inc (Leidos) is a science and technology solutions company focused on delivering solutions primarily in the areas of national security, health and engineering. 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.

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