Chart Of The Day: Leidos - Profits In IT

The Chart of the Day belongs to the IT services company Leidos (LDOS). I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening functions to find stocks with the highest technical buy signals, highest Weighted Alpha, superior current momentum and having a Trend Seeker buy signal then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts for consistent price appreciation. Since the Trend Seeker signaled a buy on 1/ 8 the stock gained 15.99%.

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LDOS Price vs Daily Moving Averages

Leidos Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides services and solutions in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Defense Solutions, Civil, and Health segments. The Defense Solutions segment offers national security solutions and systems for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for the U.S. Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, the space development agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, defense information systems agency, military services, and government agencies of U.S. allies abroad, as well as other federal and commercial customers in the national security industry. The solutions include technology, large-scale systems, command and control platforms, data analytics, logistics, and cybersecurity solutions, as well as intelligence analysis and operations support services to critical missions. The Civil segment provides systems integration services to air navigation service providers, including the federal aviation administration, the En route automation modernization, advanced technology oceanic procedure, time based flow management, terminal flight data management, geo-7, and future flight services, as well as enterprise-information display systems; and security detection services. It also offers information technology (IT) solutions in cloud computing, mobility, application modernization, DevOps, data center, network modernization, asset management, help desk operations, and digital workplace enablement; and environment, energy, and infrastructure services. The Health segment offers solutions to federal and commercial customers responsible for health and well-being of people, include health information management, managed health, digital modernization, and life sciences research and development services. Leidos Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

Barchart's Opinion Trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 20 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the website when you read this report.


Barchart Technical Indicators:

  • 100% technical buy signals
  • 44.90+ Weighted Alpha
  • 31.65% gain in the last year
  • Trend Seeker buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 16 new highs and up 14.60% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 87.64%
  • Technical support level at $126.11
  • Recently traded at $127.88 with 50 day moving average of $113.33


Fundamental Factors:

  • Market Cap 17.18 billion
  • P/E 17.30
  • Dividend yield 1.15%
  • Wall Street projects Revenue will grow 4.30% this year and grow another 4.40% next year
  • Earnings are estimated to increase 7.50% this year, increase an additional 10.40% next year and continue to compound at an annual rate of 8.25% for the next 5 years

Analysts and Investor Sentiment -- I don't buy stocks because everyone else is buying but I do realize that if major firms and investors are dumping a stock it's hard to make money swimming against the tide:

  • Wall Street analysts issued 9 strong buy, 4 buy,  and 3 hold recommendations this month
  • Analysts price targets are $120 to $148 - consensus price target $137 for a  $9 gain
  • The individual investors following the stock on Motley Fool voted 720  to 48 for the stock to beat the market with the most experienced investors voting 127 to 7  for the same result
  • Value Line rates the stock it's above average rating of 2 and has a price target of $136 for an $8 gain
  • CFRAs MarketScope has a 3 star hold rating

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