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Shares of KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 10,478,062 shares, an increase of 32.3% from the April 30th total of 7,917,971 shares, American Banking & Market News reports. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 936,096 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 11.2 days. Approximately 34.5% of the shares of the company are sold short.

In other KEYW Holding Corp. news, CEO Leonard Moodispaw acquired 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 19th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $10.87 per share, with a total value of $163,050.00. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 349,250 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,796,348. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

KEYW has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Drexel Hamilton initiated coverage on shares of KEYW Holding Corp. in a research note on Thursday. They set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Chardan Capital upgraded shares of KEYW Holding Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 19th. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of KEYW Holding Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 6th. They now have a $10.90 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $18.99.

Shares of KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) opened at 10.60 on Monday. KEYW Holding Corp. has a 52 week low of $9.98 and a 52 week high of $23.09. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $12.18 and its 200-day moving average is $15.14. The company’s market cap is $389.3 million.

KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $63.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.08 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.06) earnings per share. KEYW Holding Corp.’s revenue was down 18.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that KEYW Holding Corp. will post $-0.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) is a holding company.

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