Headlines about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 50 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) traded down 7.54% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $11.90. 4,065,252 shares of the stock traded hands. The company’s market cap is $1.03 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $10.72 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.60. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a one year low of $4.32 and a one year high of $12.91.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The aerospace company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.04. The business had revenue of $167.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $159.53 million. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had a negative return on equity of 1.02% and a negative net margin of 7.07%. The company’s revenue was up 9.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.13) EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will post $0.10 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. cut shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Friday. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Noble Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $9.25 target price on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research report on Friday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.63.

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In other news, CEO Eric M. Demarco acquired 10,000 shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 30th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.57 per share, with a total value of $105,700.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Insiders own 23.20% of the company’s stock.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Company Profile

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc is a technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies’ national security. The Kratos Government Solutions segment includes the operations of Defense Rocket Support Services, Microwave Electronics Division, Technical and Training Solutions, and Modular Systems, which provide technology-based defense solutions, involving products and services, with the focus relating to the nation’s Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements.

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