The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) was upgraded by investment analysts at Drexel Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Maxim Group set a $13.00 price target on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Noble Financial reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research note on Friday, August 11th. BidaskClub lowered shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The KEYW Holding Corporation currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.33.

Shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ KEYW) opened at 7.69 on Friday. The company’s market cap is $377.06 million. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a 1-year low of $7.26 and a 1-year high of $13.57. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $8.62 and its 200 day moving average price is $9.18.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $124.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $120.06 million. The KEYW Holding Corporation had a negative net margin of 6.39% and a negative return on equity of 1.61%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 69.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.01) earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that The KEYW Holding Corporation will post ($0.27) earnings per share for the current year.

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Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in KEYW. Concourse Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation during the second quarter worth $109,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC bought a new position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation during the first quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation during the first quarter valued at approximately $132,000. Zacks Investment Management bought a new position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $138,000. Finally, US Bancorp DE raised its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 183.3% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 14,868 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 9,620 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.03% of the company’s stock.

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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