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KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) CEO Leonard E. Moodispaw purchased 15,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 4th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $10.01 per share, for a total transaction of $150,150.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 364,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,646,143. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) traded down 0.20% on Wednesday, hitting $9.99. The stock had a trading volume of 254,988 shares. KEYW Holding Corp. has a 52 week low of $9.71 and a 52 week high of $23.09. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.71 and its 200-day moving average is $15.15. The company’s market cap is $366.9 million. KEYW Holding Corp. also was the target of a significant increase in short interest in 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. Currently, 34.5% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 936,096 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 11.2 days.

KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) last released its earnings data 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.

A number of research firms have recently commented on KEYW. Analysts at Drexel Hamilton initiated coverage on shares of KEYW Holding Corp. in a research note on Thursday, May 29th. 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 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. KEYW Holding Corp. presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $18.99.

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

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