The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $11.75.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on KEYW shares. Noble Financial reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research report on Monday, May 15th. ValuEngine downgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. BidaskClub cut The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Maxim Group set a $13.00 price objective on The KEYW Holding Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. FMR LLC raised its holdings in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 20.8% in the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,424,468 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $70,087,000 after buying an additional 1,280,376 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its holdings in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 17.6% during the 1st quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,016,491 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $37,916,000 after purchasing an additional 601,323 shares during the period. ETF Managers Group LLC purchased a new stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth about $21,484,000. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC increased its holdings in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 5.7% during the 2nd quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC now owns 2,116,158 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $19,786,000 after purchasing an additional 114,752 shares during the period. Finally, Penserra Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 27.6% during the 1st quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 2,068,256 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $19,524,000 after purchasing an additional 447,117 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.71% of the company’s stock.

Shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) opened at 7.41 on Friday. The company’s market cap is $363.33 million. The company has a 50-day moving average of $8.03 and a 200 day moving average of $8.97. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a 12-month low of $6.81 and a 12-month high of $13.57.

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

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The KEYW Holding Corporation Company Profile

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.

Analyst Recommendations for The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW)

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