Media headlines about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 44.4205660410164 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
A number of brokerages recently weighed in on KTOS. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a report on Monday, December 18th. BidaskClub cut Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $12.50 price target on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $10.50 price target on the stock. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research note on Friday, December 1st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $13.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.90.
Shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) traded down $0.04 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $11.33. The stock had a trading volume of 766,562 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,560,000. The company has a market cap of $1,170.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -36.55, a P/E/G ratio of 6.45 and a beta of 1.81. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a 12-month low of $6.96 and a 12-month high of $13.93. The company has a current ratio of 2.86, a quick ratio of 2.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The aerospace company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.03. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had a negative return on equity of 1.21% and a negative net margin of 3.39%. The company had revenue of $196.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $186.27 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.03 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 18.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will post -0.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Scot B. Jarvis purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $10.50 per share, for a total transaction of $105,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 95,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $999,600. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 17.92% of the company’s stock.
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Company Profile
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc is a technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies’ national security. The Kratos Government Solutions segment includes the operations of Defense Rocket Support Services, Microwave Electronics Division, Technical and Training Solutions, and Modular Systems, which provide technology-based defense solutions, involving products and services, with the focus relating to the nation’s Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements.
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