Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.17

News coverage about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.7516935046722 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions stock opened at $10.29 on Friday. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a 1-year low of $7.37 and a 1-year high of $13.93. The company has a market capitalization of $1,065.15, a P/E ratio of 257.25, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 15.24 and a beta of 1.85. The company has a quick ratio of 2.23, a current ratio of 2.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The aerospace company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.07 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $202.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.07) EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will post 0.09 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on KTOS. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 17th. Noble Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $12.50 price objective on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Saturday, March 3rd. 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. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.40.

In other news, Director Scot B. Jarvis purchased 10,000 shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 16th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.03 per share, for a total transaction of $100,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 99,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $994,976. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Phillip D. Carrai purchased 4,000 shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 19th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $9.45 per share, with a total value of $37,800.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought a total of 17,205 shares of company stock valued at $173,099 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 17.92% of the company’s stock.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Company Profile

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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