The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $9.20.

A number of analysts have recently commented on KEYW shares. Drexel Hamilton upgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Maxim Group cut their price objective on The KEYW Holding Corporation from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research report on Tuesday. They issued a “hold” rating and a $6.00 price objective for the company.

In other news, Director Caroline S. Pisano purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $5.19 per share, with a total value of $51,900.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 69,346 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $359,905.74. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Philip Luci purchased 9,900 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $5.05 per share, for a total transaction of $49,995.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought 38,900 shares of company stock worth $203,735 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 4.62% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 5.7% in the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,051,773 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $30,834,000 after acquiring an additional 217,613 shares during the last quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 15.5% in the third quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC now owns 2,444,979 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $18,606,000 after acquiring an additional 328,821 shares during the last quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in the second quarter worth approximately $21,484,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 3.8% in the third quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,861,230 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $14,164,000 after acquiring an additional 68,307 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 4.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,855,764 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $17,351,000 after acquiring an additional 78,988 shares during the last quarter. 97.73% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) opened at $5.28 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.25, a current ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a 12-month low of $4.94 and a 12-month high of $13.57.

About The KEYW Holding Corporation

The KeyW Holding Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a provider of engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of the Intelligence, cyber and counterterrorism communities missions. It operates through Government Solutions segment.

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