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Ratings Analysis of: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS)

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. NASDAQ:KTOS jumped 4.42 percent and ended the day at $7.33. The Average Volume of the company is 1.28 Million and P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 0, while Forward P/E ratio is 20.94.

SunTrust Initiated its coverage for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. NASDAQ:KTOS in a note sent to investors on 19-Jan-17. The research firm Initiated the stock to Buy. Moreover, Canaccord Genuity issued Initiated rating for the stock on 17-Jan-17. KeyBanc Capital Mkts also Downgrade the company to Sector Weight on 29-Aug-16, 2016. Additionally, The Benchmark Company Downgrade its ratings on the stock to Hold.

The highest price KTOS stock touched in the last 12 month was $9.19 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $3.75. The stock has a Return on Assets of -6.8 percent, Return on Investment of -3.7 percent and a Return on Equity of -25.7 percent. The company’s market cap is $622.19 Million.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. NASDAQ:KTOS’s growth estimate is 30.8 percent for the current quarter. The growth estimate for the next quarter is -300 percent. The company’s stock has fell -36.41 percent in the past five year. The company is expected to grow by 13 percent over the next five years.

Price Target is an important factor while doing analysis of a stock. According to 5 analysts, Price Target for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. NASDAQ:KTOS may hit a high of $14. The average and low price target for the stock are $10.7 and $8.5, respectively.

Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is 14.48, the 50-day is -8 and the 20-day is -8.95. Moving averages are used as a strong indicator for technical stock analysis and it helps investors in figuring out where the stock has been and also help in determining where it may be possibly heading.

Looking forward, the company is expected to report earnings of $-0.1 per share for the current quarter. Revenue is expected in between 162 Million and 155 Million with an average of 159.44 Million.

When we look at the recommendation trends, the stock presently has an average brokerage recommendation of 1. Out of 5 brokerage recommendations, 1 gave a Strong Buy, 3 issued a Buy, 1 issued Hold, 0 rated Under-perform and 0 issued a Sell.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. NASDAQ:KTOS performance during the last one year Improved 74.94 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a Negative trend of -0.95 percent. The stock Jumped 12.25 percent over the past six months. The stock’s quarterly performance indicates a Negative momentum of -0.95 percent, whereas its last one month trend is Pessimistic with -14.47 percent. Its weekly performance showed a downward trend of -0.95 percent.

Profitability analysis helps a great deal in making investment decision. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at -9 percent, operating profit margin was -2.8 percent, whereas gross profit margin stands at 23 percent. Beta factor was calculated at 1.87.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. NASDAQ:KTOS has 75.91 Million shares outstanding and 72.8 Million shares were floated in market. The short ratio in the company’s stock is documented at 5.79 and the short float is around of 10.19%. The stock’s average true range of stands at 0.36, while the relative strength index is 40.01.

Liquidity ratios helps investors to determine a company’s ability to pay off its debts. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 1.6, current ratio was 1.9, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 1.56 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was 1.56.