BidaskClub upgraded shares of KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Saturday.

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Royal Bank of Canada set a $7.00 target price on KEYW and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Chardan Capital lowered KEYW from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on KEYW in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued a hold rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered KEYW from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a buy rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of KEYW in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $9.20.

KEYW (NASDAQ KEYW) opened at $6.37 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a current ratio of 1.48. KEYW has a one year low of $4.94 and a one year high of $12.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $317.20, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.98 and a beta of 0.81.

KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The software maker reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.05 by ($0.02). KEYW had a negative net margin of 7.28% and a negative return on equity of 2.29%. analysts forecast that KEYW will post -0.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other KEYW news, Director Caroline S. Pisano purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $5.19 per share, for a total transaction of $51,900.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 69,346 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $359,905.74. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Michael J. Alber purchased 19,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $5.36 per share, with a total value 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 $101,840. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 38,900 shares of company stock worth $203,735 in the last three months. Insiders own 4.62% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of KEYW by 5.7% in the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,051,773 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $30,834,000 after acquiring an additional 217,613 shares in the last quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of KEYW by 15.5% in the third quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC now owns 2,444,979 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $18,606,000 after acquiring an additional 328,821 shares in the last quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of KEYW in the second quarter worth about $21,484,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of KEYW by 3.8% in the third quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,861,230 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $14,164,000 after acquiring an additional 68,307 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of KEYW by 4.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,855,764 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $17,351,000 after acquiring an additional 78,988 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 96.30% of the company’s stock.

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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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