Leidos Holdings, Inc. ( LDOS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 10, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased LDOS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that LDOS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $36.11, the dividend yield is 3.54%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LDOS was $36.11, representing a -26.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.18 and a 13.7% increase over the 52 week low of $31.76.
LDOS is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Yahoo! Inc. ( YHOO ) and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ( ADP ). LDOS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$4.97. Zacks Investment Research reports LDOS's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 43.11%, compared to an industry average of 2.1%.