KEYW (KEYW) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”
According to Zacks, “KEYW Corporation with its subsidiaries is engaged in providing mission-critical cyber security and cyber superiority solutions to defense, intelligence and national security agencies. Its solutions, services and products support the collection, processing, analysis, and use of intelligence data and information in the domain of cyberspace. The Company provides a full range of engineering services as well as fully integrated platforms that support the entire intelligence process. Its platform includes products that it manufactures, as well as hardware and software that the Company integrates using its engineering services. Its current customers include the National Security Agency (NSA), other intelligence agencies, the Department of Defense (including major agencies and branches within the Department of Defense) and other federal defense and law enforcement agencies. KEYW Corporation is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland. “
Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the company. Noble Financial reissued a “buy” rating and set a $10.50 price target on shares of KEYW in a research report on Monday, January 28th. Seaport Global Securities lowered KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $11.28 price target on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. BidaskClub lowered KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 11th. ValuEngine raised KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 23rd. Finally, Gabelli lowered KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. KEYW presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.01.
KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The software maker reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $113.76 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $123.15 million. KEYW had a negative net margin of 4.63% and a negative return on equity of 3.32%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.07) earnings per share. As a group, analysts forecast that KEYW will post 0.06 earnings per share for the current year.
Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Parallel Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in KEYW in the first quarter worth $25,000. Ellington Management Group LLC acquired a new stake in KEYW in the first quarter worth $97,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in KEYW in the first quarter worth $109,000. Gotham Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in KEYW in the fourth quarter worth $96,000. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in KEYW in the first quarter worth $133,000. 96.90% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
KEYW Company Profile
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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