Shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) traded up 12.7% on Monday . The company traded as high as $4.94 and last traded at $4.78, with a volume of 1,165,918 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $4.24.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $9.00 price target on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research note on Saturday, May 7th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 5th.

The company has a market capitalization of $282.24 million and a P/E ratio of 20.21. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $4.08 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.08.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.07. The company had revenue of $153 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $154.05 million. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’s revenue was down 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.09) EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. will post ($0.20) earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have made changes to their positions in the stock. Glacier Peak Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 14.4% in the fourth quarter. Glacier Peak Capital LLC now owns 293,936 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,205,000 after buying an additional 36,936 shares in the last quarter. Royce & Associates LLC boosted its position in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. Royce & Associates LLC now owns 3,610,119 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,801,000 after buying an additional 137,076 shares in the last quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY boosted its position in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 19.6% in the fourth quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY now owns 1,220,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,005,000 after buying an additional 200,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 8.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,139,667 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,972,000 after buying an additional 308,489 shares in the last quarter.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc offers various technologies, products and solutions focused on the United States and its allies’ national security. The Company’s segments include Kratos Government Solutions (KGS), Unmanned Systems (US) and Public Safety & Security (PSS). The KGS segment includes the operations of Defense Rocket Support Services (DRSS), Microwave Electronics Division (ME), Technical and Training Solutions (TTS), and Modular Systems (MS), which provide technology-based defense solutions, involving products and services, primarily for the United States National Security priorities.

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