Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

Sheri Evans
January 13, 2018

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 110,764 shares of the aerospace company's stock worth $1,315,000 after purchasing an additional 86,995 shares in the last quarter. The stock decreased 1.17% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $65.97. Over the past three months, the average daily trading volume came in at about 1.68 million shares per day. Alkermes plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) has risen 47.50% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.98% the S&P500. The original version of this report can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2018/01/10/schwab-charles-investment-management-inc-acquires-18944-shares-of-kratos-defense-security-solutions-inc-ktos.html. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The aerospace company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.03. Osterweis Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Kratos Defense & Sec Solutio for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.16B market cap company. (KTOS) belongs to Aerospace sector closed its last session with a declined of -3.59 percent and closed its previous trading session at $11.29. 683,208 shares of the company's stock traded hands. Ameriprise Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.11% of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions worth $1,420,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Analyst Thoughts About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. It has outperformed by 126.09% the S&P500. Glacier Peak Capital Llc sold 166,329 shares as Kratos Defense & Security (KTOS)'s stock rose 19.21%. Therefore 50% are positive. As per Wednesday, June 28, the company rating was maintained by Noble Financial. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, November 3 by Jefferies. (NASDAQ:KTOS) on Friday, July 14 to "Hold" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 3. Noble Financial maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, August 8 report. Metropolitan Life Ins Com Ny has invested 0% in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of KTOS in report on Friday, June 9 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Noble Financial on Wednesday, January 3. (NASDAQ:KTOS) for 3,559 shares. SunTrust initiated Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) for 364,970 shares.

If RVOL is less than 1 it is not In Play on this trading day and Investors may decide not to trade it. It is positive, as 12 investors sold KTOS shares while 33 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 56,465 were reported by Savings Bank Of America De. (NASDAQ:KTOS). Catalyst Capital Advsr Limited Liability Company holds 151,000 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & Incorporated reported 500 shares. Ims Capital Mngmt owns 26,598 shares. (NASDAQ:KTOS) for 31,793 shares. Ccm Investment Advisers Limited reported 16,091 shares. The stock of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.

Recent price movements in the stock of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in the third quarter valued at about $149,000. (NASDAQ:KTOS) for 68,589 shares.

When the current quarter ends, Wall Street expects EZCORP, Inc.to have earnings per share of $0.19. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers owns 1.83M shares or 1% of their United States portfolio. Jefferies Limited Company has 141,426 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

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A number of research firms recently commented on KTOS. KTOS's profit will be $4.13 million for 70.00 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. (NYSE:VZ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Alkermes had 34 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy". Piper Jaffray maintained Pfizer Inc. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, August 5. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, September 22 with "Buy". Citigroup maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:PFE) rating on Monday, July 10. RBC Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $19.0 target. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, November 25 by Suntrust Robinson. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $12.90. As per Friday, September 9, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of Pfizer Inc. The stock of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) earned "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, May 9.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $16.36 million activity. Cap World accumulated 8.09M shares. The insider JOHNSON RADY A sold 8,000 shares worth $296,560. Dornemann Michael sold $614,600 worth of stock. OLSON LAURIE J had sold 8,064 shares worth $263,693. Brown Ltd Liability has 4.13 million shares.

Brown Capital Management Llc decreased Sun Hydraulics Corp (SNHY) stake by 0.93% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 7.3% in the 2nd quarter. (NASDAQ:TTWO). Point72 Asset Mngmt LP has invested 0.65% in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Its down 0.19, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. 61 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. (NYSE:MLR). Ajo LP owns 0.01% invested in Miller Industries, Inc. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.01% or 40,200 shares. Clarkston Capital Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corporation has 288,380 shares for 0.42% of their portfolio.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. (NYSE:PFE). 200 are held by Tower Cap Ltd Liability Com (Trc). State Common Retirement Fund invested in 0.72% or 11.36 million shares. 388,242 were reported by Da Davidson. Huntington National Bank & Trust reported 1,000 shares stake. Acadian Asset Management has 0% invested in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 14,347 shares.

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