Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) – Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ: KTOS) recently:

  • 3/15/2018 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is a specialized National Security Technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. Kratos’ core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. “
  • 3/8/2018 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Seaport Global Securities. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock.
  • 3/7/2018 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is a specialized National Security Technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. Kratos’ core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. “
  • 3/3/2018 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $13.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is a specialized National Security Technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. Kratos’ core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. “
  • 2/28/2018 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 2/21/2018 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Noble Financial.
  • 2/17/2018 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 1/31/2018 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.

Shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ KTOS) opened at $10.45 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 2.49 and a quick ratio of 2.23. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc has a 52 week low of $7.37 and a 52 week high of $13.93. The stock has a market cap of $1,080.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -12.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 16.89 and a beta of 1.84.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The aerospace company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.02. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had a negative net margin of 5.68% and a positive return on equity of 0.73%. The firm had revenue of $202.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $194.99 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.07) EPS. The company’s revenue was up 11.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc will post 0.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Kratos Defense & Security Solutions news, Director Amy Zegart purchased 3,205 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $10.92 per share, for a total transaction of $34,998.60. Following the purchase, the director now owns 26,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $285,012. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 17.92% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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