In last trading session, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) saw 0.86 million shares changing hands with its beta currently measuring 0.68. Company’s recent per share price level of $16.87 trading at -$0.42 or -2.43% at ring of the bell on the day assigns it a market valuation of $2.10B. That closing price of KTOS’s stock is at a discount of -102.19% from its 52-week high price of $34.11 and is indicating a premium of 0.53% from its 52-week low price of $16.78. Taking a look at company’s average trading volume for last 10-days demonstrates a volume of 1.07 million shares which gives us an average trading volume of 881.32K if we extend that period to 3-months.
For Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (KTOS), analysts’ consensus is at an average recommendation of an Overweight while assigning it a mean rating of 2.30. Splitting up the data highlights that, out of 11 analysts covering the stock, 0 rated the stock as a Sell while 0 recommended an Overweight rating for the stock. 5 suggested the stock as a Hold whereas 6 see the stock as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) advised it as an Underweight. The company is expected to be making an EPS of $0.09 in the current quarter.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) trade information
Upright in the red during last session for losing -2.43%, in the last five days KTOS remained trading in the red while hitting it’s week-highest on Monday, 01/10/22 when the stock touched $16.87 price level, adding 9.01% to its value on the day. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.’s shares saw a change of -13.04% in year-to-date performance and have moved -8.86% in past 5-day. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) showed a performance of -13.71% in past 30-days. Number of shares sold short was 2.69 million shares which calculate 2.97 days to cover the short interests.
Wall Street analysts have assigned a consensus price target of $26.32 to the stock, which implies a rise of 35.9% to its current value. Analysts have been projecting $21.00 as a low price target for the stock while placing it at a high target of $30.00. It follows that stock’s current price would drop -77.83% in reaching the projected high whereas dropping to the targeted low would mean a loss of -24.48% for stock’s current value.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (KTOS) estimates and forecasts
Statistics highlight that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. is scoring comparatively lower than the scores of other players of the relevant industry. The company lost -33.74% of value to its shares in past 6 months, showing an annual growth rate of -9.09% while that of industry is 9.70. Apart from that, the company came lowering its revenue forecast for fiscal year 2022. The company is estimating its revenue growth to increase by 12.50% in the current quarter and calculating 50.00% increase in the next quarter. This year revenue growth is estimated to rise 8.30% from the last financial year’s standing.
11 industry analysts have given their estimates about the company’s current quarter revenue by setting an average figure of $209.37 million for the same. And 4 analysts are in estimates of company making revenue of $214.44 million in the next quarter that will end on Mar 2022. Company posted $206.4 million and $194.2 million of sales in current and next quarters respectively a year earlier. Analysts are expecting this quarter sales to grow by 1.40% while estimating it to be 10.40% for the next quarter.
Weighing up company’s earnings over the past 5-year and in the next 5-year periods, we find the company posting an annual earnings growth rate of 26.20% during past 5 years. In 2022, company’s earnings growth rate is likely to be around 585.70% while estimates for its earnings growth in next 5 years are of 2.00%.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. is more likely to be releasing its next quarterly report between February 23 and February 28 and investors are confident in the company announcing better current-quarter dividends despite the fact that it has been facing issues arising out of mounting debt.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS)’s Major holders
Insiders are in possession of 1.44% of company’s total shares while institution are holding 86.95 percent of that, with stock having share float percentage of 88.22%. Investors also watch the number of corporate investors in a company very closely, which is 86.95% institutions for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. that are currently holding shares of the company. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) is the top institutional holder at KTOS for having 11.27 million shares of worth $251.37 million. And as of Sep 29, 2021, it was holding 9.09% of the company’s outstanding shares.
The second largest institutional holder is ARK Investment Management, LLC, which was holding about 9.56 million shares on Sep 29, 2021. The number of shares represents firm’s hold over 7.71% of outstanding shares, having a total worth of $213.37 million.
On the other hand, ARK ETF Tr-ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund are the top two Mutual Funds which own company’s shares. As of Oct 30, 2021, the former fund manager was holding 7.85 million shares of worth $167.9 million or 6.33% of the total outstanding shares. The later fund manager was in possession of 3.51 million shares on Sep 29, 2021, making its stake of worth around $78.33 million in the company or a holder of 2.83% of company’s stock.