Media coverage about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.6353554869761 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ KTOS) traded up 4.08% during trading on Friday, hitting $13.00. The stock had a trading volume of 4,616,667 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $12.28 and a 200-day moving average price of $10.35. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.13 billion. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a one year low of $5.23 and a one year high of $13.93.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The aerospace company reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.01) by $0.02. The business had revenue of $185.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.78 million. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had a negative return on equity of 1.40% and a negative net margin of 6.29%. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’s quarterly revenue was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.01 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will post $0.10 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the company. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub cut Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Drexel Hamilton assumed coverage on Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $14.00 price target on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $12.78.

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In other news, CEO Eric M. Demarco acquired 8,905 shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $11.19 per share, for a total transaction of $99,646.95. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 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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