The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the nine analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $11.75.

KEYW has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Noble Financial restated a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a report on Friday, August 11th. Maxim Group set a $13.00 target price on The KEYW Holding Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub cut The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton upgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, August 25th.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FMR LLC increased its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 20.8% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,424,468 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $70,087,000 after acquiring an additional 1,280,376 shares in the last quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at $21,484,000. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of 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 valued at $19,786,000 after acquiring an additional 114,752 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,855,764 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $17,351,000 after acquiring an additional 78,988 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 26.5% during the 2nd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,792,923 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $16,764,000 after acquiring an additional 375,132 shares in the last quarter. 96.51% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW) opened at 7.57 on Wednesday. The stock’s market cap is $371.17 million. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $7.41 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.66. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a 12-month low of $6.18 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 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 the consensus estimate 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 KEYW Holding Corporation’s revenue was up 69.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.01) earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that The KEYW Holding Corporation will post ($0.27) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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