The shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) has been pegged with a rating of Buy by Goldman in its latest research note that was published on December 10th, 2018. Goldman wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Robert W. Baird advised investors in its research note published on December 4th, 2018, to Outperform the KTOS stock. The stock had earned Neutral rating from Goldman when it published its report on December 8th, 2017. That day the Goldman set price target on the stock to $10.50. The stock was given Neutral rating by JP Morgan in its report released on December 1st, 2017, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at $13. SunTrust was of a view that KTOS is Hold in its latest report on July 14th, 2017. SunTrust thinks that KTOS is worth Buy rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on January 19th, 2017.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 3 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 2 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $17.33. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 84.83% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 66.30.
The shares of the company added by 4.91% during the trading session on Friday, reaching a low of $15.55 while ending the day at $16.45. During the trading session, a total of 2.35 million shares were traded which represents a -109.93% decline from the average session volume which is 1.12M shares. KTOS had ended its last session trading at 15.68. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. currently has a market cap of $1.71B while its P/E earnings growth sits at 2.61, with a beta of 1.89. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.00, while its quick ratio hovers at 2.60. KTOS 52-week low price stands at $8.90 while its 52-week high price is $16.09.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.08 earnings per share which is above the $0.03 predicted by most analysts. The Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. generated $159.40 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $157.73 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.02 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 75%. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has the potential to record -0.62 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at CapitalOne published a research note on December 20th, 2018 where it informed investors and clients that Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) is now rated as Equal Weight. Robert W. Baird also rated AR as Initiated on December 4th, 2018, with its price target of $380 suggesting that AR could surge by 46.81% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $8.73/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 1.15% to reach $16.60/share. It started the day trading at $8.84 and traded between $8.525 and $8.83 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that AR’s 50-day SMA is 10.79 while its 200-day SMA stands at 16.70. The stock has a high of $22.69 for the year while the low is $8.65. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 4.37, while the P/B ratio is 0.35. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 5.73M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 5.64 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -13.52%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -47.50% over the past 90 days while it lost -52.98% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. SailingStone Capital Partners LLC bought more AR shares, increasing its portfolio by +0.30% during the last quarter. This move now sees SailingStone Capital Partners LLC purchasing 96,930 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 32,443,863 shares of AR, with a total valuation of $304,647,874. The Vanguard Group Inc followed the path by increasing its AR portfolio by +1.91% in the quarter. This means that The Vanguard Group Inc bought 383,968 shares in the last quarter and now controls 20,513,956 shares of the AR stock, with the valuation hitting $192,626,047.
Similarly, Brave Warrior Advisors LLC increased its Antero Resources Corporation shares by +2.08% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 226,539 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 11,138,139 shares of Antero Resources Corporation which are valued at $104,587,125. In the same vein, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its Antero Resources Corporation shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 27,567 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 10,597,531 shares and is now valued at $99,510,816. Following these latest developments, around 0.30% of Antero Resources Corporation stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.