Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) Director Scot B. Jarvis purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 16th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $10.03 per share, with a total value of $100,300.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 99,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $994,976. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ KTOS) opened at $9.32 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,003.04, a P/E ratio of -20.26, a PEG ratio of 14.36 and a beta of 1.85. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a fifty-two week low of $7.37 and a fifty-two week high of $13.93. The company has a quick ratio of 2.23, a current ratio of 2.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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 business had revenue of $202.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $194.99 million. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had a positive return on equity of 0.73% and a negative net margin of 5.68%. The company’s revenue was up 11.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.07) earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will post 0.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Amalgamated Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions during the fourth quarter worth approximately $122,000. Risk Paradigm Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 417.6% during the third quarter. Risk Paradigm Group LLC now owns 10,611 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $139,000 after purchasing an additional 8,561 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions during the third quarter worth approximately $149,000. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions during the third quarter worth approximately $166,000. Finally, LPL Financial LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions during the fourth quarter worth approximately $166,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 74.75% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on KTOS. BidaskClub raised Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 17th. Noble Financial reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $12.50 price objective on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a report on Monday, January 8th. Seaport Global Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised 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 report on Saturday, March 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.40.

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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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