Latest Tally Of Analyst Opinions: Big Lots, Inc. (BIG), Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS)

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) shares were trading higher by 1.52 percent ($0.86) at $57.47 a piece in Thursday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $56.61. BIG trades with a P/S ratio of 0.46. This is lower than the both industry’s 1.39 and the wider sector’s 2825.42. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 12.31 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 14.66. Shares of BIG have uptrended 9.26% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved 0.07% in that time. Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) has a market cap of $2.41 billion and over the last 12 months, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has gone stronger by 13.35%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:BIG) price has been as high as $60.2 and as low as $45.1. Big Lots, Inc. earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 2.3% over the last 5 years.

Big Lots, Inc. (Mean Target Price: $60.77)

The average 1-year price target for Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $60.77/share. That’s a potential 5.74 increase relative to where Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $55.8 and $. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $.

Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 2.1 for Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. Of the 16 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track BIG 7 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 9, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Big Lots, Inc. versus those who think you should sell it. A 9 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of BIG or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) Cheap From Peers?

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS) pulled off a 1.52 percent gain and now trades for $11.37. KTOS comes in with a P/S ratio of 1.56 that’s greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (9.49) and its peers (6.22). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 34.88 . During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $13.93 and as low as $6.91. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) earnings have declined with a quarterly rate of -1.3% over the last 5 years. Shares of KTOS have sank -13.86% in the past three monthswhile the has dropped -21.11% in that time.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Price Objective: $13.67)

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) has a market cap of $1.14 billion and over the last 12 months, KTOS has risen by 51.6%. The average 1-year price target for (KTOS) reveals an average price target of $13.67 per share. That’s a potential 20.23 gain from where (NASDAQ:KTOS) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $10.5. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $16.

Analyst Thoughts About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 9 analysts — of 2.3 for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. 4 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 5 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 5 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NASDAQ:KTOS) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

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