KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Maxim Group decreased their price objective on KEYW from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 3rd. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of KEYW in a report on Friday, October 20th. Drexel Hamilton raised KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, August 25th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $7.00 target price on KEYW and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on KEYW in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.20.

Shares of KEYW (KEYW) opened at $5.87 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.25. KEYW has a 1-year low of $4.94 and a 1-year high of $12.77.

In other news, CFO Michael J. Alber acquired 19,000 shares of KEYW stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.36 per share, with a total value of $101,840.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 19,000 shares in the company, valued at $101,840. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, General Counsel Philip Luci acquired 9,900 shares of KEYW stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $5.05 per share, for a total transaction of $49,995.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought a total of 38,900 shares of company stock worth $203,735 over the last three months. 4.62% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Susquehanna International Group LLP lifted its holdings in KEYW by 330.7% during the 3rd quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP now owns 58,138 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $442,000 after buying an additional 44,638 shares in the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC lifted its holdings in KEYW by 5.7% during the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,051,773 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $30,834,000 after buying an additional 217,613 shares in the last quarter. Bamco Inc. NY lifted its holdings in KEYW by 38.8% during the 3rd quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 649,400 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $4,942,000 after buying an additional 181,400 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new position in KEYW during the 3rd quarter worth $386,000. Finally, Royce & Associates LP lifted its holdings in KEYW by 18.0% during the 3rd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,389,252 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $10,572,000 after buying an additional 212,122 shares in the last quarter. 96.30% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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KEYW Company Profile

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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