Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (KTOS) Holdings Trimmed by P.A.W. Capital Corp

P.A.W. Capital Corp lessened its position in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ:KTOS) by 15.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 110,000 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 20,000 shares during the quarter. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions makes up approximately 1.7% of P.A.W. Capital Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest holding. P.A.W. Capital Corp’s holdings in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions were worth $1,719,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in KTOS. LPL Financial LLC grew its position in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 3.9% during the 4th quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 24,688 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $348,000 after buying an additional 938 shares during the period. Allred Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 2.2% during the first quarter. Allred Capital Management LLC now owns 93,675 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $1,478,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions during the first quarter valued at $31,000. Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 21.0% during 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Raymond James & Associates raised its position in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 4.9% during the 4th quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 81,583 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $1,150,000 after purchasing an additional 3,792 shares in the last quarter. 85.96% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of KTOS stock opened at $15.11 on Wednesday. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc has a 1-year low of $9.76 and a 1-year high of $17.87. The company has a current ratio of 3.00, a quick ratio of 2.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. The firm has a market cap of $1.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 88.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 7.83 and a beta of 1.90.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 28th. The aerospace company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.03. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had a positive return on equity of 3.92% and a negative net margin of 0.57%. The firm had revenue of $164.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $188.82 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.09 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc will post 0.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Drexel Hamilton reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price target on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a report on Wednesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 30th. ValuEngine upgraded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a report on Monday, February 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $18.20.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Profile

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc provides mission critical products, solutions, and services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Kratos Government Solutions and Unmanned Systems. 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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