Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS)

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ: KTOS) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 2/19/2019 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had its price target raised by analysts at B. Riley to $20.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 2/15/2019 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was given a new $20.00 price target on by analysts at Noble Financial. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 2/11/2019 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Seaport Global Securities.
  • 2/4/2019 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating.
  • 1/30/2019 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating.
  • 1/9/2019 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $16.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is a specialized National Security Technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. Kratos’ core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. “
  • 1/4/2019 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is a specialized National Security Technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. Kratos’ core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. “
  • 1/2/2019 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $15.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is a specialized National Security Technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. Kratos’ core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. “

Shares of KTOS opened at $17.65 on Thursday. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc has a 1 year low of $8.90 and a 1 year high of $17.87. The firm has a market cap of $1.85 billion, a PE ratio of 441.25, a PEG ratio of 7.93 and a beta of 1.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 2.89 and a quick ratio of 2.60.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Amalgamated Bank acquired a new stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions during the fourth quarter worth about $175,000. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 21.0% in the 4th quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 16,787 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $237,000 after purchasing an additional 2,917 shares during the period. Bluefin Trading LLC bought a new stake in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in the 4th quarter valued at $181,000. Gotham Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions during the 4th quarter valued at $961,000. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lifted its position in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 319.0% during the 4th quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 28,783 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $406,000 after acquiring an additional 21,914 shares during the period. 90.83% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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