Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. News: Why KTOS Stock Is Zooming Higher Today

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS] stock is up 2.98 while the S&P 500 has risen 0.09% on Monday, 12/07/20. While at the time of this article, KTOS ATR is sitting at 0.79, with the beta value at 1.02. This stock’s volatility for the past week remained at 3.20%, while it was 3.54% for the past 30-day period. KTOS has risen $0.7 from the previous closing price of $23.47 on volume of 0.58 million shares.

On 20, November 2020, Kratos Acquires Jet Powered Unmanned Aerial System Engineering Leader 5-D Systems. According to news published on Yahoo Finance, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider and industry-leading provider of high-performance, jet-powered unmanned aerial systems, announced today that it has acquired 5-D Systems, Inc., a CMMI Level 3 Systems and Software Engineering company with facilities in the Austin, Texas area and in Huntsville, Alabama. 5-D is well-known in the defense/aerospace industry for its more than 20 years of experience as a small business designing, developing, integrating, testing, modifying and supporting unmanned, manned, and optionally-piloted vehicles (OPV) / aviation systems; and also providing technical/logistics/program SETA / A&AS support on government sites.

Analyst Birdseye View:

The most recent analyst activity for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [NASDAQ:KTOS] stock was on March 18, 2020, when it was Initiated with a Buy rating from The Benchmark Company, which also raised its 12-month price target on the stock to $19. Before that, on September 22, 2020, JP Morgan Recapitulated a Neutral rating and elevated its amount target to $20. On March 11, 2020, SunTrust Upgrade a Buy rating. On February 26, 2020, Jefferies Upgrade a Buy rating and increased its price target to $20. On October 02, 2019, Noble Capital Markets Upgrade an Outperform rating and increased its price target to $23. On August 16, 2019, Goldman Upgrade a Buy rating and boosted its amount on this stock to $26. On June 06, 2019, Goldman Downgrade a Neutral rating and boosted its target amount on this stock to $24.

In the past 52 weeks of trading, this stock has oscillated between a low of $5.00 and a peak of $23.52. Right now, the middling Wall Street analyst 12-month amount mark is $23.00. At the most recent market close, shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [NASDAQ:KTOS] were valued at $24.17. According to the average price forecast, investors can expect a potential return of -2.17%.

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [NASDAQ:KTOS] most recently reported quarterly sales of 202.0 billion, which represented growth of 9.70%. This publicly-traded organization’s revenue is $239,167 per employee, while its income is $3,600 per employee. This company’s Gross Margin is currently 27.20%, its Operating Margin is 4.10%, its Pretax Margin is +2.19, and its Net Margin is +1.51. Continuing to look at profitability, this corporation’s Return on Assets, Equity, Whole Principal & invested Principal is sitting at 0.98, 1.98, 4.62 and 1.23 respectively.

If looking now at the Principal structure of this organization, it shows its whole liability to the whole Principal at 39.93 and the whole liability to whole assets at 32.18. It shows enduring liability to the whole principal at 38.83 and enduring liability to assets at 0.31 while looking for an extended time period.

Readers are usually of view to make a close observation to the indicators that support and make resistance before moving to any particular stock. As of now, the company’s stock is sitting at 22.97 points at 1st support level, the second support level is making up to 22.48. But as of 1st resistance point, this stock is sitting at 23.74 and at 24.02 for 2nd resistance point.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [KTOS] reported its earnings at $0.14 per share in the fiscal quarter closing of 9/29/2020. The Analysts for Wall Street were expecting to report its earnings at $0.09/share signifying the difference of 0.05 and 55.60% surprise value. Comparing the previous quarter ending of 6/29/2020, the stated earnings were $0.08 calling estimates for $0.06/share with the difference of 0.02 depicting the surprise of 33.30%.

Important Ratio’s To Watch

Meanwhile, turning our focus to liquidity, the Current Ratio for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. [NASDAQ:KTOS] is 3.90. Likewise, the Quick ratio is also the same, showing Cash ratio at 0.94. Now if looking for a valuation of this stock’s amount to sales ratio it’s 2.70, it’s amount to book ratio is 3.30 and showing 451.35 of P/E (TTM) ratio.

Insider Stories

The most recent insider trade was by Goodwin Benjamin M., SVP, Corp. Dev. & Gov. Affairs, and it was the sale of 600.0 shares on Nov 24. DEMARCO ERIC M, the President & CEO, completed a sale of 15000.0 shares on Nov 23. On Nov 23, DEMARCO ERIC M, President & CEO, completed a sale of 5000.0 shares.