The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “KEYW Corporation with its subsidiaries is engaged in providing mission-critical cyber security and cyber superiority solutions to defense, intelligence and national security agencies. Its solutions, services and products support the collection, processing, analysis, and use of intelligence data and information in the domain of cyberspace. The Company provides a full range of engineering services as well as fully integrated platforms that support the entire intelligence process. Its platform includes products that it manufactures, as well as hardware and software that the Company integrates using its engineering services. Its current customers include the National Security Agency (NSA), other intelligence agencies, the Department of Defense (including major agencies and branches within the Department of Defense) and other federal defense and law enforcement agencies. KEYW Corporation is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland. “

Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on KEYW. Noble Financial reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research report on Friday, May 5th. ValuEngine cut The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Finally, Maxim Group upgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.00.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW) traded down 2.05% on Tuesday, reaching $9.08. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 251,474 shares. The stock’s market cap is $444.63 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $9.20 and a 200-day moving average of $9.66. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a one year low of $8.07 and a one year high of $13.57.

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In other The KEYW Holding Corporation news, Director Mark W. Sopp purchased 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 11th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $8.29 per share, with a total value of $165,800.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 49,346 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $409,078.34. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 4.62% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 6.9% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 13,569 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $149,000 after buying an additional 876 shares in the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board raised its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 428,841 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $2,582,000 after buying an additional 1,789 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 7.8% in the first quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 26,037 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $173,000 after buying an additional 1,893 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 15.3% in the first quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 28,289 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $267,000 after buying an additional 3,758 shares during the period. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 6.0% in the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 75,261 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $748,000 after buying an additional 4,282 shares during the period. 97.36% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About The KEYW Holding Corporation

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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