Analysts predict that KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) will post ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for KEYW’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.07) and the highest is $0.02. KEYW reported earnings per share of ($0.06) in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 50%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 14th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that KEYW will report full-year earnings of $0.07 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.03) to $0.25. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $0.16 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.10 to $0.35. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow KEYW.

KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, March 12th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $126.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $128.10 million. KEYW had a negative net margin of 4.34% and a negative return on equity of 2.95%. The company’s revenue was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year.

KEYW has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Seaport Global Securities raised KEYW from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $8.29 to $10.50 in a report on Wednesday, March 27th. BidaskClub raised KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price target for the company in a report on Saturday, March 16th. Noble Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $10.50 price target on shares of KEYW in a report on Monday, January 28th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 21st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $9.50.

NASDAQ KEYW traded up $0.01 during trading on Thursday, reaching $7.86. 200,612 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 314,194. The company has a market capitalization of $399.98 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -43.67 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.64 and a quick ratio of 1.38. KEYW has a 1 year low of $6.12 and a 1 year high of $10.06.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan increased its position in shares of KEYW by 16.0% during the fourth quarter. NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan now owns 58,000 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $388,000 after purchasing an additional 8,000 shares in the last quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP increased its position in shares of KEYW by 30.0% during the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 34,929 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $234,000 after purchasing an additional 8,055 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of KEYW by 4.2% during the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 252,932 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $2,190,000 after purchasing an additional 10,162 shares in the last quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of KEYW by 55.2% during the third quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 36,228 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $314,000 after purchasing an additional 12,886 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY increased its position in shares of KEYW by 391.3% during the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 16,179 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $108,000 after purchasing an additional 12,886 shares in the last quarter.

About KEYW

The KeyW Holding Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information across the spectrum of the intelligence, cyber, and counterterrorism communities in the United States. The company's solutions are designed to meet the critical needs of agile intelligence and U.S.

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