Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [NASDAQ: KTOS] loss -0.16% or -0.03 points to close at $19.23 with a heavy trading volume of 1369312 shares. The company report on September 8, 2020 that Kratos Receives Contract Award to Support Northrop Grumman in U.S. Air Force Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Program.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Division has been awarded a contract to support the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program as part of the team led by Northrop Grumman.
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Northrop Grumman was selected by the U.S. Air Force to modernize the nation’s aging intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system under a contract awarded today for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the GBSD program. For the program, Kratos will provide engineering services, the manufacture and production of specialized ground support systems, including highly complex missile transporters and payload transporters.
It opened the trading session at $19.09, the shares rose to $19.525 and dropped to $18.86, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for KTOS points out that the company has recorded 21.17% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -284.6% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 1.44M shares, KTOS reached to a volume of 1369312 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about 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 $22.90 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 0.64, with the Price to Sales ratio for KTOS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.38. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.53, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.19.
Trading performance analysis for KTOS stock
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 -1.64. With this latest performance, KTOS shares dropped by -0.67% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 21.17% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 1.75% 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 56.12, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 47.01, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.83 for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.93, while it was recorded at 19.52 for the last single week of trading, and 17.13 for the last 200 days.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
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 4.00 and a Current Ratio set at 4.40.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. posted 0.09/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.07/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 28.60%. 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 2.00%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS]
There are presently around $2,053 million, or 89.70% of KTOS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KTOS stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 9,259,703, which is approximately -8.779% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 8,658,217 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $166.5 million in KTOS stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $161.24 million in KTOS stock with ownership of nearly 17.881% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 138 institutional holders increased their position in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [NASDAQ:KTOS] by around 22,323,348 shares. Additionally, 91 investors decreased positions by around 9,239,930 shares, while 34 investors held positions by with 75,204,206 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 106,767,484 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KTOS stock had 49 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,049,813 shares, while 33 institutional investors sold positions of 1,968,363 shares during the same period.