The KEYW (KEYW) Cut to “Sell” at BidaskClub

The KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

KEYW has been the topic of several other research reports. Drexel Hamilton raised The KEYW 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. Noble Financial reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW in a research note on Friday, August 11th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of The KEYW in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Maxim Group set a $13.00 price objective on The KEYW and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on The KEYW in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $6.00 price objective on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.20.

The KEYW (NASDAQ KEYW) traded up $0.10 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $5.16. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 512,696 shares, compared to its average volume of 334,394. The KEYW has a 52 week low of $4.94 and a 52 week high of $13.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a current ratio of 1.48.

In other The KEYW news, CFO Michael J. Alber bought 19,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $5.36 per share, for a total transaction of $101,840.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 19,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $101,840. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Caroline S. Pisano bought 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $5.19 per share, with a total value of $51,900.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 69,346 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $359,905.74. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 38,900 shares of company stock valued at $203,735 in the last quarter. 4.62% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in KEYW. Concourse Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of The KEYW during the second quarter worth about $109,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC grew its position in shares of The KEYW by 1.8% during the second quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 12,260 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 214 shares in the last quarter. Zacks Investment Management purchased a new stake in shares of The KEYW during the second quarter worth about $138,000. Sei Investments Co. grew its position in shares of The KEYW by 0.8% during the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 15,215 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $142,000 after purchasing an additional 128 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC grew its position in shares of The KEYW by 32.1% during the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 19,478 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $182,000 after purchasing an additional 4,736 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.30% of the company’s stock.

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About The KEYW

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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