As Leidos Hldgs (LDOS) Stock Value Declined, Essex Investment Management Co Lowered Holding by $321,195; As Barclays Plc (Put) (BCS) Valuation Declined, Weiss Asset Management LP Has Upped Stake by $10.00 Million

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Essex Investment Management Co Llc decreased its stake in Leidos Hldgs Inc (LDOS) by 15.45% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Essex Investment Management Co Llc sold 4,655 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.03% with the market. The hedge fund held 25,483 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.76M, down from 30,138 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Essex Investment Management Co Llc who had been investing in Leidos Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.30 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $55.41. About 200,262 shares traded. Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) has declined 5.86% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.86% the S&P500. Some Historical LDOS News: 07/05/2018 – National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Awards Leidos $250 Million Task Orders; 14/03/2018 – LEIDOS GETS DEPT. OF VETERANS IT ORDER W/ POTENTIAL VALUE $472M; 14/05/2018 – LEIDOS GETS $210M CONTRACT TO SUPPORT ARMY PROGRAM; 14/03/2018 – Leidos Awarded Department of Veterans Affairs IT Modernization Task Order; 14/05/2018 – Forbes Names Leidos to its 2018 America’s Best Employers list; 20/04/2018 – New home, but same worries, as NATO moves into glass and steel HQ; 11/04/2018 – Leidos Wins $210 Million U.S. Army Contract; 07/03/2018 – U.S. Army Selects Leidos to Continue Geospatial Intelligence Support with $200 Million Contract; 03/05/2018 – Leidos Holdings 1Q Defense Solutions Rev $1.178B; 06/03/2018 – Leidos launches SkyLine-X™ Air Traffic Management system

Weiss Asset Management Lp increased its stake in Barclays Plc (Put) (BCS) by 104.17% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Weiss Asset Management Lp bought 1.25 million shares as the company’s stock declined 18.46% with the market. The hedge fund held 2.45M shares of the commercial banks company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $21.93 million, up from 1.20 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Weiss Asset Management Lp who had been investing in Barclays Plc (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.18B market cap company. The stock increased 2.28% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $8.3. About 3.55M shares traded. Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) has declined 25.68% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.68% the S&P500. Some Historical BCS News: 06/04/2018 – REG-BARCLAYS PLC Form 8.5 – INFORMA PLC; 27/03/2018 – REG-BARCLAYS PLC FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-Rl) – CME GROUP PLC; 03/04/2018 – BARCLAYS BARC BARCLAYS COMPLETES RING-FENCING TRANSFER SCHEME; 13/04/2018 – REG-BARCLAYS PLC Form 8 (DD) – CME; 20/03/2018 – REG-BARCLAYS PLC Form 8.5 – FLYBE GROUP PLC; 11/05/2018 – Wesco Aircraft Presenting at Barclays Conference May 22; 09/03/2018 – 61ZS: Barclays PLC Series 234: FRN Variable Rate Fix; 09/03/2018 – Global Payments to Participate in the Barclays Emerging Payments Forum; 20/04/2018 – BARCLAYS PLC BARC.L – FCA AND PRA HAVE RECENTLY ISSUED CONFIDENTIAL DRAFT WARNING NOTICES SETTING OUT THEIR REASONS FOR PROPOSING ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS; 09/05/2018 – MailMyPrescriptions.com Founder and CEO Santo J. Leo to Keynote Barclays’ High Grade Healthcare Credit Conference on May 22, 20

Among 13 analysts covering Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Leidos Holdings had 38 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 22 report. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Buy”. Citigroup maintained Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, June 18, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, December 6 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 23 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, December 14 by Goldman Sachs. On Monday, September 18 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy” on Thursday, August 10. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by SunTrust.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.41, from 0.9 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 28 investors sold LDOS shares while 106 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 104.32 million shares or 2.66% less from 107.17 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Stephens Ar holds 0.04% or 23,267 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc has 2.26 million shares. The Arizona-based Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.07% in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS). American International Grp holds 305,770 shares. Savings Bank Of New York Mellon has invested 0.03% in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS). Altfest L J owns 0.08% invested in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) for 4,136 shares. Barclays Public Limited Co holds 0% of its portfolio in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) for 97,795 shares. Ing Groep Nv holds 0.03% or 23,005 shares in its portfolio. Regentatlantic Capital Limited has invested 0.38% in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS). Paloma Management Com reported 7,875 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) or 27,778 shares. Hayek Kallen Invest Mgmt holds 0.22% or 4,922 shares. Moreover, Principal Finance Inc has 0.12% invested in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) for 1.96 million shares. Fort Ltd Partnership invested 0.24% in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS). Heritage Invsts Mgmt stated it has 0.16% of its portfolio in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS).

Essex Investment Management Co Llc, which manages about $740.27M and $850.92 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Mitek Sys Inc (NASDAQ:MITK) by 60,230 shares to 406,784 shares, valued at $2.87 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:ABX) by 270,153 shares in the quarter, for a total of 394,143 shares, and has risen its stake in Vericel Corp.

More notable recent Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ascena Retail Group, OrthoPediatrics, Star Bulk Carriers, Leidos, and ADOMANI — New Horizons, Emerging Trends, and Upcoming Developments – GlobeNewswire” on December 31, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Leidos +2.3% on mixed Q3 with downside guide – Seeking Alpha” published on October 25, 2018, Valuewalk.com published: “Leidos Holdings Inc (LDOS) P/E Multiple Signal A Selling Opportunity? – ValueWalk” on March 23, 2018. More interesting news about Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Amazon Web, Tysons and Springfield Town Center boosting Fairfax economy – Washington – Washington Business Journal” published on December 27, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Here’s how much the shutdown might be costing federal contractors daily – Washington Business Journal” with publication date: January 10, 2019.

Analysts await Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $1.07 earnings per share, up 22.99% or $0.20 from last year’s $0.87 per share. LDOS’s profit will be $160.24 million for 12.95 P/E if the $1.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual earnings per share reported by Leidos Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.14% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Banking Roundup: Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman… Court OKs $480M Wells Fargo settlement – New York Business Journal” on December 19, 2018, also Zacks.com with their article: “BCS or TD: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now? – Zacks.com” published on December 17, 2018, Zacks.com published: “BCS vs. TD: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option? – Zacks.com” on January 09, 2019. More interesting news about Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) were released by: Zacks.com and their article: “Should Value Investors Buy Barclays (BCS) Stock? – Zacks.com” published on December 17, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Barlcays fined millions for CEO’s attempts to unmask whistleblower – New York Business Journal” with publication date: December 18, 2018.

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