Busey Trust Company Trimmed Pepsico (PEP) Stake; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Has 1.24 Sentiment

November 14, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is a technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution firm focused on the United States and its allies’ national security. The company has

market cap of $1.04 billion. The Kratos Government Solutions segment includes the activities of Defense Rocket Support Services, Microwave Electronics Division, Technical and Training Solutions, and Modular Systems, which provide technology defense solutions, involving services and products, with the focus relating to the nation’s Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements. It currently has negative earnings. The Unmanned Systems segment includes its unmanned aerial, ground, seaborne and command, control and communications system business.

Busey Trust Company decreased Pepsico (PEP) stake by 1.94% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Busey Trust Company sold 3,063 shares as Pepsico (PEP)’s stock rose 5.12%. The Busey Trust Company holds 154,952 shares with $17.90M value, down from 158,015 last quarter. Pepsico now has $164.87 billion valuation. The stock rose 1.67% or $1.9 reaching $115.93. About 2.73 million shares traded. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions for $105,690 activity.

About 1.15 million shares traded. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (KTOS) has risen 142.79% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 126.09% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ:KTOS) to report earnings on February, 26. KTOS’s profit will be $4.14 million for 62.81 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality.

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. On Tuesday, January 17 the stock rating was initiated by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by SunTrust. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Weight” rating in Monday, August 29 report.

S Squared Technology Llc holds 17.54% of its portfolio in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc for 1.73 million shares. Managed Asset Portfolios Llc owns 1.25 million shares or 4.9% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Icm Asset Management Inc Wa has 4.15% invested in the company for 279,023 shares. The Washington-based Glacier Peak Capital Llc has invested 3.03% in the stock. Sg Capital Management Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 1.30 million shares.

Analysts await PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $1.30 earnings per share, up 8.33% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.2 per share. PEP’s profit will be $1.85B for 22.29 P/E if the $1.30 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.48 actual earnings per share reported by PepsiCo, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.16% negative EPS growth.

Among 19 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. PepsiCo had 57 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 8 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, June 30 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, September 18 report. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by Cowen & Co. As per Tuesday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. S&P Research maintained it with “Hold” rating and $103 target in Wednesday, October 7 report. The rating was downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to “Neutral” on Friday, February 26. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Friday, September 16 with “Outperform”. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, August 10. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Stifel Nicolaus.

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