Bamco Inc. NY raised its holdings in shares of KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) by 15.1% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 747,194 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 97,794 shares during the quarter. Bamco Inc. NY’s holdings in KEYW were worth $4,386,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of KEYW. SG Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in KEYW during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $4,533,000. Brown Advisory Inc. lifted its holdings in KEYW by 30.4% during the 3rd quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 1,647,553 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $12,538,000 after buying an additional 384,149 shares during the last quarter. Cooper Creek Partners Management LLC bought a new position in KEYW during the 4th quarter worth approximately $2,103,000. Boston Partners lifted its holdings in KEYW by 45.8% during the 3rd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,072,744 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $8,164,000 after buying an additional 336,990 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stephens Investment Management Group LLC lifted its holdings 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 worth $18,606,000 after buying an additional 328,821 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.62% of the company’s stock.
A number of research analysts have commented on KEYW shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a $7.00 target price on KEYW and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. BidaskClub raised KEYW from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised KEYW from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 24th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on KEYW in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “hold” rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Chardan Capital downgraded KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given 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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