Headlines about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the aerospace company an impact score of 44.4205660410164 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
Shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) traded up $0.37 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $11.52. 2,085,670 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,590,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,190.00, a P/E ratio of -37.16, a PEG ratio of 6.33 and a beta of 1.81. The company has a quick ratio of 2.54, a current ratio of 2.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a fifty-two week low of $6.96 and a fifty-two week high of $13.93.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The aerospace company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.03. The business had revenue of $196.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $186.27 million. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had a negative net margin of 3.39% and a negative return on equity of 1.21%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 18.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.03 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will post -0.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on KTOS. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $12.50 price objective on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Noble Financial reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.90.
In other news, Director Scot B. Jarvis bought 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $10.50 per share, for a total transaction of $105,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 95,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $999,600. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 17.92% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
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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