Mackay Shields Decreased By $12.35 Million Its American Eagle Outfitters Ne (AEO) Stake; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Has 1.68 Sentiment

April 21, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc (KTOS) investors sentiment decreased to 1.68 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.08, from 1.76 in 2017Q3. The ratio dived, as 89 hedge funds increased and started new holdings, while 53 trimmed and sold stock positions in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. The hedge funds in our database now possess: 60.62 million shares, up from 56.73 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc in top ten holdings increased from 2 to 3 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 26 Reduced: 27 Increased: 52 New Position: 37.

Mackay Shields Llc decreased American Eagle Outfitters Ne (AEO) stake by 26.8% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Mackay Shields Llc sold 686,330 shares as American Eagle Outfitters Ne (AEO)’s stock rose 3.61%. The Mackay Shields Llc holds 1.87M shares with $35.24M value, down from 2.56 million last quarter. American Eagle Outfitters Ne now has $3.67B valuation. The stock decreased 2.87% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $20.68. About 4.96 million shares traded or 22.21% up from the average. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) has risen 39.60% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.05% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Kratos Defense and Security’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Kratos Defense and Security, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. KTOS was included in 3 notes of analysts from August 29, 2016. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Monday, August 29 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Canaccord Genuity initiated the shares of KTOS in report on Tuesday, January 17 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, January 19 the stock rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Buy”.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. provides mission critical products, solutions, and services in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.18 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Kratos Government Solutions, Unmanned Systems, and Public Safety & Security. It currently has negative earnings. The Kratos Government Solutions segment offers microwave electronic products; satellite communications; technical and training solutions; modular systems; and defense and rocket support services.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 4 buys, and 0 sales for $184,962 activity.

S Squared Technology Llc holds 17.46% of its portfolio in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. for 1.81 million shares. Garnet Equity Capital Holdings Inc. owns 519,700 shares or 4.4% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Managed Asset Portfolios Llc has 4.06% invested in the company for 1.21 million shares. The Washington-based Icm Asset Management Inc Wa has invested 3.42% in the stock. P.A.W. Capital Corp, a Connecticut-based fund reported 200,000 shares.

Analysts await Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $-0.02 EPS, up 50.00% or $0.02 from last year’s $-0.04 per share. After $0.08 actual EPS reported by Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -125.00% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.87% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $11.38. About 789,058 shares traded. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS) has risen 19.52% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. American Eagle Outfitters had 96 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, August 24. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 29. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Thursday, April 12. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Telsey Advisory Group maintained American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) rating on Tuesday, January 2. Telsey Advisory Group has “Outperform” rating and $22 target. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, December 1 report. As per Friday, May 27, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 6. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, May 19 report.

Analysts await American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) to report earnings on May, 16. They expect $0.22 earnings per share, up 37.50% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.16 per share. AEO’s profit will be $39.07 million for 23.50 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual earnings per share reported by American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00% negative EPS growth.

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