Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.19 (-1.05%)
(As of 08:54 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
615 shs
Average Volume
1.30 million shs
Market Capitalization
$2.67 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.57 Rating Score
18.6% Upside
$21.14 Price Target
Short Interest
1.53% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
News Sentiment
0.78mentions of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$763,479 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $0.26 to $0.39 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.10 out of 5 stars

Aerospace Sector

19th out of 40 stocks

Guided Missiles & Space Vehicles & Parts Industry

2nd out of 6 stocks

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About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Stock (NASDAQ:KTOS)

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. operates as a technology company that addresses the defense, national security, and commercial markets. It operates through two segments, Kratos Government Solutions and Unmanned Systems. The company offers ground systems for satellites and space vehicles, including software for command and control, telemetry, and tracking and control; jet-powered unmanned aerial drone systems, hypersonic vehicles, and rocket systems; propulsion systems for drones, missiles, loitering munitions, supersonic systems, spacecraft, and launch systems; command, control, communication, computing, combat, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance; and microwave electronic products for missile, radar, missile defense, space, and satellite; counter unmanned aircraft systems, directed energy, communication and other systems, and virtual and augmented reality training systems for the warfighter. The company primarily serves national security-related agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense, intelligence agencies and classified agencies, international government agencies, and commercial customers. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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Company Calendar

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Guided missiles & space vehicles & parts
Aerospace & Defense
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
7 Analysts


Net Income
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.04 billion
Cash Flow
$0.57 per share
Book Value
$7.57 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$2.67 billion

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KTOS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Kratos Defense & Security Solutions stock right now?

7 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" KTOS shares.
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What is Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' stock price target for 2024?

7 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' shares. Their KTOS share price targets range from $17.00 to $25.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $21.14 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have KTOS shares performed in 2024?

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' stock was trading at $20.29 at the start of the year. Since then, KTOS shares have decreased by 12.1% and is now trading at $17.83.
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Are investors shorting Kratos Defense & Security Solutions?

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions saw a decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 2,300,000 shares, a decline of 10.9% from the March 15th total of 2,580,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,340,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.7 days.
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When is Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2024.
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How were Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' earnings last quarter?

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 13th. The aerospace company reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.09 by $0.03. The aerospace company earned $273.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $253.39 million. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had a negative net margin of 0.86% and a positive trailing twelve-month return on equity of 3.01%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.03 EPS.

What guidance has Kratos Defense & Security Solutions issued on next quarter's earnings?

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 13th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.1 billion-$1.2 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.1 billion.

What is Eric M. DeMarco's approval rating as Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' CEO?

69 employees have rated Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Chief Executive Officer Eric M. DeMarco on Eric M. DeMarco has an approval rating of 73% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Kratos Defense & Security Solutions investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Micron Technology (MU), Applied Materials (AMAT), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), RTX (RTX), Cisco Systems (CSCO), OPKO Health (OPK) and Alibaba Group (BABA).

Who are Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' major shareholders?

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (2.07%), Hodges Capital Management Inc. (0.25%), Raymond James & Associates (0.18%), Register Financial Advisors LLC (0.13%), Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. (0.07%) and One Plus One Wealth Management LLC (0.03%). Insiders that own company stock include Benjamin M Goodwin, David M Carter, De Burgreen Maria Cervantes, Deanna H Lund, Deanna H Lund, Eric M Demarco, Eric M Demarco, Jane Elizabeth Judd, Marie Mendoza, Phillip D Carrai, Phillip D Carrai, Samuel N Liberatore, Scot B Jarvis, Scott I Anderson, Stacey G Rock, Stacey G Rock, Steven S Fendley, Steven S Fendley, Thomas E Iv Mills and Thomas E Iv Mills.
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How do I buy shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions?

Shares of KTOS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Kratos Defense & Security Solutions have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions: 5-D Systems, 5-D Systems Inc., Ai Metrix Inc., Atmospheric Observing Systems, Atmospheric Observing Systems, Avtec Systems Inc., BSC Partners LLC, CPI ASC Signal Division Inc., CPI ASC Signal Division Inc., CTT Inc., CTT Inc., Carlsbad ISI Inc., Charleston Marine Containers Inc., Consolidated Turbine Specialists Canada LLP, Consolidated Turbine Specialists Canada Ltd., Consolidated Turbine Specialists LLC, DEI Services Corporation, DFI Realty LLC, DTI Associates Inc., Dallastown Realty I LLC, Dallastown Realty II LLC, Digital Fusion Inc., Digital Fusion Solutions Inc., Elwood Investments LLC, FTT America LLC, FTT Deutschland GmbH, FTT UK Limited, Florida Turbine PR LLC, Florida Turbine Technologies, Florida Turbine Technologies Inc., General Microwave Corporation, General Microwave Israel (1987) Ltd., General Microwave Israel Corporation, Gichner Holdings, Gichner Holdings, Gichner Systems Group Inc., Gichner Systems International Inc., HGS Holdings Inc., Haverstick Consulting Inc., Haverstick Government Solutions Inc., Integral Systems, KTT CORE Inc., Kratos Antenna Holdings Division Inc., Kratos Antenna Solutions Canada Corporation, Kratos Antenna Solutions Corporation, Kratos Antenna Solutions Global Corporation, Kratos Antenna Solutions International Corporation, Kratos Arabia Ltd., Kratos Communications Inc., Kratos Communications Japan Inc., Kratos Communications Ltd., Kratos Communications S.A.S., Kratos Defence (Australia) Pty Limited, Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services Inc., Kratos GMI Eyal Ltd., Kratos Holdings UK Ltd., Kratos Integral Holdings LLC, Kratos Integral Systems International Inc., Kratos Norway AS, Kratos RT Logic Inc., Kratos SRE Inc., Kratos Space & Missile Defense Systems Inc., Kratos Systems and Solutions Inc., Kratos Technology & Training Solutions Inc., Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems Inc., Kratos Unmanned Systems Solutions Inc., LVDM Inc., MSI Acquisition Corp., Madison Research Corporation, Micro Systems Inc., Optimized Performance Machining Inc., Optimized Performance Machining Inc., Polexis Inc., Reality Based IT Services Ltd., Rocket Support Services LLC, S & J Design LLC, SAT Corporation, SCT Acquisition LLC, SCT Real Estate LLC, SecureInfo Corporation, SecureInfo Corporation, Shadow I Inc., Shadow II Inc., Summit Research Corporation, Technical Directions Inc., Technical Directions Inc., and Turbine Export Inc..
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This page (NASDAQ:KTOS) was last updated on 4/23/2024 by Staff

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