Published: Tue, May 09, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Factors to Note Before Buying Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS)

Looking further out, over the past twelve months, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.'s stock was 101.78% and 5.95% over the last quarter and 67.22% for the past six months.

Yet another important factor while evaluating a good buy/sell decision for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a "buy" rating on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research report on Tuesday, February 28th.

News coverage about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 9.79% which for the week stands at 6.49%. (KTOS) has been given an average price target of $10.58 from analysts, according to data collected by Finviz. Analysts have placed a $16.5 price target on KARYOPHARM THERAPEUTICS INC., suggesting a 98.32% gain from recent close. If the average volume is low then the liquidity is low which means it is hard to buy or sell the stock as there are fewer buyers or sellers of the stock. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 54.19% to analysts' high consensus price target. (NYSE:ZAYO) shares typically trade an average volume of 2396.29 and institutions hold 96.30% of the total shares.

The SMA or Simple Moving Averages are commonly available for 20 Day, 50 Day and 200 Day Simple Moving Averages. The company's market cap is $795.89 million. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a 12-month low of $3.75 and a 12-month high of $9.38.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The aerospace company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.04. The Higher end of the revenue forecast is $177 Million, while the Lower end of the forecast is $165.7 Million.

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ROI deals with the invested cash in the company and the return the investor realize on that money based on the net profit of the business. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions's revenue for the quarter was up 9.7% compared to the same quarter previous year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.13) earnings per share. The target implies a 16.52% spike from where the shares are now trading.

Brokerages expect Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ:KTOS) to post $170.68 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. If you are viewing this story on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide trademark and copyright laws.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new position in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions during the fourth quarter worth about $135,000. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. However, the company's most recent quarter decrease of -9.5% looks unattractive. Oak Management Corp increased its stake in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 7.0% in the fourth quarter.

In other Kratos Defense & Security Solutions news, Director Bandel L. Carano acquired 275,862 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 7th. ICM Asset Management Inc. This Beta value of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. A lower P/B ratio could mean that the stock is undervalued.

Annual Dividend Yield of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. The company's institutional ownership is monitored at 37.7 percent.

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