Brokerages expect The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) to report sales of $129.37 million for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for The KEYW Holding Corporation’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $128.11 million to $130.00 million. The KEYW Holding Corporation posted sales of $72.11 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 79.4%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, November 2nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that The KEYW Holding Corporation will report full year sales of $129.37 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $447.35 million to $474.30 million. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will report sales of $549.27 million per share, with estimates ranging from $527.89 million to $562.20 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover The KEYW Holding Corporation.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ 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 return on equity of 1.61% and a negative net margin of 6.39%. The KEYW Holding Corporation’s revenue was up 69.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.01) earnings per share.

KEYW has been the topic of a number of research reports. Drexel Hamilton raised The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 20th. BidaskClub lowered The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, Noble Financial reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.00.

Shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW) opened at 7.49 on Tuesday. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a 1-year low of $6.18 and a 1-year high of $13.57. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $7.56 and its 200-day moving average price is $8.44. The firm’s market cap is $367.25 million.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of KEYW. ETF Managers Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation during the second quarter valued at $21,484,000. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 27.7% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,776,776 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $16,772,000 after buying an additional 385,099 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. grew its holdings in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 26.5% during the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,792,923 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $16,764,000 after buying an additional 375,132 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp grew its holdings in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 58.9% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 815,687 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $7,627,000 after buying an additional 302,454 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bamco Inc. NY grew its holdings in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 105.3% during the second quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 468,000 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $4,376,000 after buying an additional 240,000 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.99% of the company’s stock.

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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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