Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS] is 1.61% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [NASDAQ: KTOS] stock went on an upward path that rose over 1.61% on Monday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -0.84%. The company report on July 30, 2020 that Kratos Releases Latest RF Channel Simulator with Widest Bandwidth and Most Realistic Testing for Today’s Highly Dynamic and Data Intensive Communication Systems.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today the release of the latest RF Channel Simulator with the widest bandwidth and most realistic testing to address the needs of today’s highly dynamic and data intensive communication systems.

As more and more data is being transmitted with High Throughput Satellites (HTS), Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations, aircraft, UAVs, missiles and a range of other applications, it is more critical than ever to realistically test the devices used in these systems, especially the modems and general receiver/transmitter subsystems thoroughly to assure communication systems will operate as planned.

Over the last 12 months, KTOS stock dropped by -13.35%. The one-year Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 13.76. The average equity rating for KTOS stock is currently 1.70, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $2.27 billion, with 107.20 million shares outstanding and 104.98 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.40M shares, KTOS stock reached a trading volume of 1338077 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for KTOS shares is $21.22 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on KTOS stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

The Benchmark Company have made an estimate for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on March 18, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on March 11, 2020, representing the official price target for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $20, while Jefferies analysts kept a Buy rating on KTOS stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. is set at 0.89, with the Price to Sales ratio for KTOS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.13. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.38, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.28.

KTOS Stock Performance Analysis:

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.84. With this latest performance, KTOS shares gained by 18.52% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 0.88% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -13.35% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for KTOS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 59.16, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 63.91, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.75 for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.03, while it was recorded at 18.26 for the last single week of trading, and 17.12 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS] shares currently have an operating margin of +5.74 and a Gross Margin at +25.45. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +1.51.

Return on Total Capital for KTOS is now 4.62, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.23. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 1.98, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.98. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 66.47. Additionally, KTOS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 39.93, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 32.18. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 64.64, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 38.83.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS] managed to generate an average of $3,600 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.86 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.65.Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.50 and a Current Ratio set at 2.80.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. posted 0.08/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.06/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 33.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for KTOS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. go to 13.00%.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $1,721 million, or 78.70% of KTOS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KTOS stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 10,150,863, which is approximately 7.379% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 7,221,282 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $132.15 million in KTOS stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $130.16 million in KTOS stock with ownership of nearly 2.007% of the company’s market capitalization.

110 institutional holders increased their position in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [NASDAQ:KTOS] by around 14,120,410 shares. Additionally, 106 investors decreased positions by around 8,950,057 shares, while 37 investors held positions by with 70,957,263 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 94,027,730 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KTOS stock had 33 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,524,890 shares, while 42 institutional investors sold positions of 3,212,530 shares during the same period.

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