The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) – Seaport Global Securities upped their Q4 2017 earnings estimates for The KEYW Holding Corporation in a note issued to investors on Thursday. Seaport Global Securities analyst J. Sullivan now anticipates that the software maker will post earnings of $0.09 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.05. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for The KEYW Holding Corporation’s Q1 2018 earnings at $0.09 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.08 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.32 EPS.

Other analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Noble Financial restated a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a report on Friday. Maxim Group set a $13.00 price target on The KEYW Holding Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. BidaskClub lowered The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.00.

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The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ KEYW) traded up 4.790% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $7.985. 266,150 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s market capitalization is $396.64 million. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $8.99 and its 200 day moving average price is $9.39. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a 12-month low of $7.27 and a 12-month high of $13.57.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02. The KEYW Holding Corporation had a negative net margin of 6.39% and a negative return on equity of 1.67%. The firm had revenue of $124.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $120.06 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.01) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 69.3% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in KEYW. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 78.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 299,412 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $3,531,000 after buying an additional 131,840 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 6.8% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 630,642 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $7,435,000 after buying an additional 40,013 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 18.0% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 295,470 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $2,789,000 after buying an additional 45,000 shares during the period. M&T Bank Corp increased its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 31.4% in the first quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 26,092 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $246,000 after buying an additional 6,237 shares during the period. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 11.9% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 81,774 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $964,000 after buying an additional 8,704 shares during the period. 97.26% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About The KEYW Holding Corporation

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW)

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