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Stocks to Must have in Portfolio: Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS), Cadence Design Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS)

Following previous ticker characteristics, Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) also run on active notice, stock price build up 1.16% after traded at $40.01 in most recent trading session.


Leidos Holdings, Inc. (LDOS) revealed the successful completion of the previously announced combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction. The Leidos Board of Directors also revealed the election of three new directors, Gregory R. Dahlberg, Surya N. Mohapatra and Susan M. Stalnecker to serve on the Leidos board, which now has 12 directors.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leidos, Roger A. Krone stated that today marks the next step in the evolution of Leidos. I’m excited about where we came from and what the future holds. I want to thank all of our employees for their hard work during this time of change. It would not have been possible without their efforts, but as we know change is constant and our journey is a marathon not a sprint. He continued “We’re delighted to have three new directors join our board of directors, who bring with them years of experience in science, industry and business.”

LDOS has price to earnings ratio of 10.87 and the price to current year EPS stands at 173.60%. Whereas the traders who further want to see about this, may be interested to see Price to next year’s EPS that would be 0.80%. The earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as the co has 3.20% dividend yield. Moving toward ratio analysis, it has current ratio of 1.80 and quick ratio was calculated as 1.60. The debt to equity ratio appeared as 0.97 for seeing its liquidity position.

Taking notice on volatility measures, price volatility of stock was 1.76% for a week and 2.70% for a month. The price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.98. On these bases, analysts would recommend this stock as an “Active Revolving Stocks.” The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.60 out of 1-5 scale with week’s performance of -0.84%. LDOS’s institutional ownership was registered as 62.50%, while insider ownership was 1.00%.

Cadence Design Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price build up remains unchanged during latest trading session.

Analysts Practices; to watch unbiased undervalue securities, there is need to see following technical rations. CDNS holds price to earnings ratio of 30.37 that presents much better indication for a stock’s value than the market price alone. Based on historic views, the average P/E ratio in market fluctuates between 15 to 25, but alone low P/E ratio does not necessarily mean that a company is undervalue.

Narrow down focus to other ratios, the co has current ratio of 1.70 that indicates if CDNS lies in 1.3% to 3% then it is acceptable for both active and passive investors, but sometimes its varies industry to industry. Generally, it indicates good short-term financial strength. Street is more conscious on this after SunEdison, Inc. case. To make strengthen these views, the active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.60, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 0.64, sometimes its remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.


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