Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) was down 1.7% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $4.55 and last traded at $4.62, with a volume of 320,369 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $4.70.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on KTOS shares. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 target price on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research note on Saturday, May 7th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 target price (up previously from $4.15) on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research note on Saturday, May 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 5th.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $4.10 and its 200 day moving average price is $4.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $276.87 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.83.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.06) by $0.07. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.09) EPS. The company earned $153 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $154.05 million. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. will post ($0.20) EPS for the current fiscal year.

Other large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Royce & Associates LLC boosted its stake in 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. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in 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. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY boosted its stake in 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, Glacier Peak Capital LLC boosted its stake in 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.

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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