Royce & Associates LP boosted its stake in shares of KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) by 23.5% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,715,993 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 326,741 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LP’s holdings in KEYW were worth $10,073,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of KEYW. SG Capital Management LLC bought a new position in KEYW during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $4,533,000. Brown Advisory Inc. increased its position in KEYW by 30.4% during the 3rd quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 1,647,553 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $12,538,000 after buying an additional 384,149 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners increased its position in KEYW by 45.8% during the 3rd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,072,744 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $8,164,000 after buying an additional 336,990 shares in the last quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC increased its position in KEYW by 15.5% during the 3rd quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC now owns 2,444,979 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $18,606,000 after buying an additional 328,821 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp increased its position in KEYW by 58.9% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 815,687 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $7,627,000 after buying an additional 302,454 shares in the last quarter. 96.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on KEYW. Zacks Investment Research raised KEYW from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday. BidaskClub raised KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, February 10th. Chardan Capital lowered KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on KEYW in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $6.00 target price for the company. Finally, Maxim Group reduced their target price on KEYW from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. KEYW currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $9.20.
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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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