Shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) saw an uptick in trading volume on Wednesday . 797,593 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 169% from the previous session’s volume of 296,348 shares.The stock last traded at $10.77 and had previously closed at $10.57.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on KEYW. Maxim Group cut shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. Noble Financial cut shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 12th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 3rd. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The KEYW Holding Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.43.

The company’s 50-day moving average price is $10.18 and its 200 day moving average price is $8.77. The company’s market capitalization is $431.55 million.

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The KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.03. The KEYW Holding Corp. had a negative return on equity of 4.58% and a negative net margin of 12.35%. The company had revenue of $73.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $72.79 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.17) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that The KEYW Holding Corp. will post $0.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. during the first quarter worth approximately $1,245,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. by 7.8% in the first quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 26,037 shares of the company’s stock valued at $173,000 after buying an additional 1,893 shares during the last quarter. AXA raised its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. by 75.1% in the first quarter. AXA now owns 167,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,109,000 after buying an additional 71,620 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. by 12.9% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 273,782 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,817,000 after buying an additional 31,231 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Chicago Equity Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. by 41.6% in the second quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 33,290 shares of the company’s stock valued at $331,000 after buying an additional 9,779 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.83% of the company’s stock.

About The KEYW Holding Corp.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW) is a provider of cybersecurity, cyber superiority and geospatial intelligence solutions to the United States Government defense, intelligence and national security agencies, and commercial enterprises. The Company operates through two segments: Government Solutions and Commercial Cyber Solutions.

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