Dividend Growth of Leidos Holdings, Inc.(LDOS)

Leidos Holdings(LDOS) is having a Dividend Yield of 2.48% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $1.28. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.32. Leidos Holdings has a 5 year average dividend yield of 3.07% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $1.28. Leidos Holdings(LDOS) formally announced its most recent dividend on December 5, 2016 with a Dividend per share of $0.32. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $1.28. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 2.48%. Leidos Holdings(LDOS) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.37 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.43. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Leidos Holdings(LDOS) is at the rate of -10.5% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.65. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) rose 0.76% or 0.39 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $51.78 the stock was seen hitting $52.06 as a peak level and $51.37 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $52.01. The daily volume was measured at 836,876 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $52.92 and the 52-week low is $37.79. The company has a market cap of $7,820 million. Shares of Leidos Holdings, Inc. rose by 2.34% in the last five trading days and 4.4% for the last 4 weeks. Leidos Holdings, Inc. is up 9.23% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 1.7%.

Currently the company Insiders own 1.7% of Leidos Holdings, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 72.85% of Leidos Holdings, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of 266.78%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Nov 14, 2016, Surya N Mohapatra (director) purchased 3,276 shares at 46.27 per share price.On Mar 15, 2016, Robert S Shapard (director) purchased 4,000 shares at 47.04 per share price.On Mar 15, 2016, James Reagan (CFO) purchased 2,600 shares at 46.83 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Leidos Holdings was Initiated by Goldman to Neutral on Dec 14, 2016. Leidos Holdings was Initiated by Oppenheimer to Outperform on Dec 6, 2016. Leidos Holdings was Upgraded by Credit Suisse to Outperform on Nov 21, 2016.

Leidos Holdings Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 3, 2016. The company reported $1.25 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.29. Analyst had a consensus of $0.96. The company had revenue of $1868.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1896.03 million. The companys revenue was up 43.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.73 EPS.

Leidos Holdings Inc. provides science and technology solutions. The company operates in four segments: Defense Solutions; Health, Energy and Civil Solutions; Intelligence and Cybersecurity Solutions, and Corporate and other. It serves in the areas of national security, engineering and health. Leidos Holdings Inc., formerly known as SAIC, Inc., is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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