News stories about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 44.9293143947141 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) Downgraded to “Buy” at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- First Impressions Of ‘God of War,’ PS4’s Crown Jewel (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Lowers Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- Here’s Why Shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. Sank 15% in March (msn.com)
KTOS has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Noble Financial reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $12.50 price objective on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a report on Monday, January 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.40.
Shares of KTOS opened at $10.97 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,130.36, a price-to-earnings ratio of 274.25, a PEG ratio of 16.18 and a beta of 1.86. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a twelve month low of $7.38 and a twelve month high of $13.93. 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 (NASDAQ:KTOS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The aerospace company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $202.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $194.99 million. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had a negative net margin of 5.68% and a positive return on equity of 0.73%. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’s revenue was up 11.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.07) earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will post 0.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director Amy Zegart acquired 3,205 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $10.92 per share, for a total transaction of $34,998.60. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 26,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $285,012. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Scot B. Jarvis acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 16th. The shares were bought at an average price of $10.03 per share, with a total value of $100,300.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 99,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $994,976. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders acquired 17,205 shares of company stock valued at $173,099. 17.92% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc provides mission critical products, solutions, and services in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Kratos Government Solutions, Unmanned Systems, and Public Safety & Security. The Kratos Government Solutions segment offers microwave electronic products, satellite communications, training systems, modular systems, and defense and rocket support services.
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