Aaron Jagdfeld the Chief Executive Officer of Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) Unloaded 20,000 Shares of the Company; Kratos Defense & Security Soluti (KTOS) Shorts Increased By 8.21%

February 3, 2018 - By Martha Paddon

Kratos Defense & Security Soluti (NASDAQ:KTOS) had an increase of 8.21% in short interest. KTOS’s SI was 7.48 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 8.21% from 6.91 million shares previously. With 1.62 million avg volume, 5 days are for Kratos Defense & Security Soluti (NASDAQ:KTOS)’s short sellers to cover KTOS’s short positions. The SI to Kratos Defense & Security Soluti’s float is 12.28%. The stock decreased 1.56% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $11.35. About 1.77M shares traded. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) has risen 142.79% since February 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 126.09% the S&P500.

Insider transaction amounting to about $970,802 U.S. Dollars was disclosed online in a public form submitted to the DC-based SEC on February 02, 2018. According to which, Aaron Jagdfeld, the Chief Executive Officer of Generac Holdings Inc also an insider of the firm had unloaded a total of 20,000 shares – ( at $48.5 per share ). In the last 30 days, he also sold 20,000 shares with a total value $980,511 USD. Aaron Jagdfeld now holds 969,911 shares of the Company.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. provides mission critical products, solutions, and services in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.17 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.76 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.52, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 12 investors sold Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. shares while 33 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 56.73 million shares or 13.49% more from 49.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rafferty Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp reported 17,059 shares. Susquehanna Grp Llp has invested 0% in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS). Gp One Trading L P reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS). 29,535 were accumulated by Barclays Public Limited. Nationwide Fund Advsrs has invested 0% in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS). The Nebraska-based Ameritas Inv Ptnrs has invested 0% in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS). Gsa Capital Prtn Llp reported 68,589 shares. Jabre Capital Prtnrs stated it has 92,000 shares. Federated Invsts Pa accumulated 85,067 shares. Massachusetts-based Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0% in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS). California Employees Retirement holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) for 493,435 shares. Blackrock Inc invested in 7.86M shares. Castleark Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 762,895 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS). Paw Capital Corp holds 1.37% or 100,000 shares.

Among 12 analysts covering Kratos Defense and Security (NASDAQ:KTOS), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Kratos Defense and Security had 29 analyst reports since August 29, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Noble Financial maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 14 report. The company was maintained on Friday, July 14 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, September 22. On Thursday, January 19 the stock rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson with “Buy”. Noble Financial maintained the shares of KTOS in report on Wednesday, September 13 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Friday, December 1. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating given on Monday, August 29 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, June 8. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust on Friday, July 14 to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Friday, October 27.

Generac Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells power generation equipment and other engine powered products for the residential, light commercial, and industrial markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.06 billion. The firm offers engines, alternators, transfer switches, and other components fueled by natural gas, liquid propane, gasoline, diesel, and bi-fuel. It has a 25.89 P/E ratio. It also provides residential automatic standby generators ranging in output from 6kW to 60kW; air-cooled engine residential standby generators ranging from 6kW to 20kW; liquid-cooled engine generators with outputs ranging from 22kW to 60kW; cellular remote monitoring system for home standby generators; and industrial diesel generators ranging in sizes up to 3,250kW.

The stock increased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $49.24. About 344,064 shares traded. Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) has risen 0.51% since February 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.19% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Generac Holdings (NYSE:GNRC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Generac Holdings has $57.0 highest and $35 lowest target. $51’s average target is 3.57% above currents $49.24 stock price. Generac Holdings had 28 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Thursday, August 3. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, July 31 report. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Monday, October 23 with “Buy”. The stock of Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, October 4. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) on Wednesday, April 5 to “Sector Weight” rating. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 3 by SunTrust. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Canaccord Genuity. SunTrust maintained Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) on Thursday, October 12 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Friday, January 13.

Analysts await Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $1.20 earnings per share, up 7.14% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.12 per share. GNRC’s profit will be $74.60 million for 10.26 P/E if the $1.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by Generac Holdings Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.03% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.42 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.68, from 0.74 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 18 investors sold Generac Holdings Inc. shares while 63 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 58.60 million shares or 1.34% more from 57.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp has 0% invested in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) for 4,200 shares. Commonwealth State Bank Of Australia reported 213 shares. King Luther Cap Mgmt Corporation has invested 0.33% of its portfolio in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC). 652,469 are held by Loomis Sayles & Limited Partnership. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys reported 44,888 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Lpl Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 7,572 shares. Sector Pension Inv Board holds 0% or 20,350 shares in its portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 225,683 shares. Brandywine Investment Ltd reported 0.02% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC). Denver Invest Advisors Limited Com reported 23,950 shares. Geode Cap Ltd holds 0.01% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) or 520,761 shares. Voya Mgmt Limited Liability has invested 0% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC). Impax Asset Management Limited owns 771,325 shares. Cibc Mkts Inc holds 0% or 4,854 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James Financial Svcs has 11,522 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.42 million activity. The insider Jagdfeld Aaron sold $980,511.