Stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage set a “hold” rating and a $6.00 price target on the software maker’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 12.99% from the company’s current price.

A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on KEYW. BidaskClub cut The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Maxim Group set a $13.00 price target on The KEYW Holding Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Drexel Hamilton upgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Noble Financial reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.20.

Shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW) traded down $0.24 on Tuesday, hitting $5.31. The stock had a trading volume of 416,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 426,820. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a one year low of $4.94 and a one year high of $13.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.25.

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In related news, CFO Michael J. Alber acquired 19,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $5.36 per share, for a total transaction of $101,840.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 19,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $101,840. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, General Counsel Philip Luci acquired 9,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of $5.05 per share, with a total value of $49,995.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased 38,900 shares of company stock valued at $203,735 over the last 90 days. 4.62% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of KEYW. Concourse Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth about $109,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC grew its holdings in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 12,260 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 214 shares during the period. Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation during the 1st quarter worth about $132,000. Zacks Investment Management acquired a new stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth about $138,000. Finally, Sei Investments Co. grew its holdings in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 15,215 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $142,000 after acquiring an additional 128 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.73% 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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