Can Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) Climb Back to its $16.09 High?

Investors will be closely watching to see if the firm can move towards the $1635 time high as the Bull Bear Power number stands at 0.22550012.  

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) has returned -1.081812 after closing at $—  in the recent session.  The stock is looking to return closer to the 52-week high of $16.09.

Taking a look at some key pivot levels we note that the one month Pivot Woodie support stands at 14.02 while 1-month resistance level is at 15.26.  On the other hand shares would see support at the 1-month pivot woodie of 14.02 and resistance at 15.26.  One of the key differences in calculating Woodie’s Pivot Point to other pivot points is that the current session’s open price is used in the PP formula with the previous session’s high and low.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) ran 0.9319986 after opening at $14.49.  253335 shares traded hands for the 1517899300 market cap company.  Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) is a “Buy” according to the social consensus. 

Diving into some additional pivot points we note that the Fibonacci S1 stands at 13.909654 while the R1 resistance number is 14.857014.  The S1 Camarilla pivot is 14.676333 while the R1 resistance is 14.9036665.  The Demark Pivot is as follows: R1 resistance is 15.415 while S1 support is 14.175.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) shares hit a high of 14.97 within the past month while touching a low point of 12.31 over the past 30 days. 

Turning to simple moving averages, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., the below chart outlines the current numbers:

10-Day Simple Moving Average: 14.529 
20-Day Simple Moving Average: 14.42375 
30-Day Simple Moving Average: 14.1831665 
50-Day Simple Moving Average: 13.999294 
100-Day Simple Moving Average: 14.12643 
200-Day Simple Moving Average: 13.911092

Consensus Rating: Strong Buy

Turning to Bollinger Bands, the upper 20 band holds at 14.975745 while the lower is currently 13.871755.  The average volume over the past 3 months is 1172903.8 compared to the 10-day average of 804592.3.

Other moving averages that have been taken into consideration in order to try to figure out the potential direction of the shares include the Hull Moving Average.  The Hull MA currently reads 14.285185.  The Positive Directional Indicator is at 27.457159.  The volume weighted moving average stands at 14.415.  Putting all the pieces together the moving average signal for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) is a consensus “Strong Buy” signal.

Stock market players may have differing opinions on which type of research approach is best. Individual investors who prefer buy and hold strategies may be more likely to be studying the fundamentals. Traders that are constantly buying and selling shares may be more concerned with technical analysis. High frequency traders may be willing to take on more risk entering the market. For these types of traders, entry and exit points become far more important. Traders may be relying solely on charts in order to capture profits based on day to day, hour to hour, or minute by minute price fluctuations. Long term investors may not be as concerned with the daily ups and downs of the market. 

Changing lanes over to oscillators, we see that the Aroon Up oscillator is currently 64.28571 while the Aroon Down shows 85.71429.  These are useful in determining if a reversal might be in the near future.  Given the Ultimate Oscillator number of 48.779243 and Parabolic SAR number of 14.796757, combined with other variables, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) has been given a consensus oscillator rating of “Neutral”. 

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