Research Analysts Issue Forecasts for The KEYW Holding Corporation’s Q2 2018 Earnings (KEYW)
The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) – Analysts at SunTrust Banks issued their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of The KEYW in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks analyst T. Sommer forecasts that the software maker will post earnings of ($0.01) per share for the quarter. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Buy” rating and a $13.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for The KEYW’s FY2018 earnings at $0.07 EPS.
KEYW has been the subject of several other research reports. Drexel Hamilton raised shares of The KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Maxim Group lowered their price target on shares of The KEYW from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of The KEYW from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of The KEYW in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “hold” rating and a $6.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $7.00 price objective on shares of The KEYW and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. 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’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.20.
Shares of The KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) traded down $0.06 on Monday, hitting $5.16. 473,900 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 425,266. The KEYW has a 52-week low of $4.94 and a 52-week high of $13.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.25.
A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of KEYW. Concourse Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in The KEYW during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC increased its stake in The KEYW by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 12,260 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 214 shares in the last quarter. Zacks Investment Management acquired a new position in The KEYW during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $138,000. Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in The KEYW by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 15,215 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $142,000 after purchasing an additional 128 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC increased its stake in The KEYW by 32.1% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 19,478 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $182,000 after purchasing an additional 4,736 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.30% of the company’s stock.
In related news, CFO Michael J. Alber purchased 19,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $5.36 per share, for a total transaction of $101,840.00. Following the purchase, 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 document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Philip Luci purchased 9,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were bought at an average price of $5.05 per share, for a total transaction of $49,995.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have purchased 38,900 shares of company stock valued at $203,735. 4.62% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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The 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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