Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) in a report published on Tuesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The brokerage issued a hold rating and a $6.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock.

Several other analysts also recently commented on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $7.00 price objective on The KEYW Holding Corporation and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Maxim Group decreased their price target on The KEYW Holding Corporation from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton raised The KEYW Holding Corporation 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. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $9.20.

Shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ KEYW) opened at $5.22 on Tuesday. The KEYW Holding Corporation 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 quick ratio of 1.25 and a current ratio of 1.48.

In other news, CFO Michael J. Alber acquired 19,000 shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $5.36 per share, with a total value of $101,840.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 19,000 shares in the company, valued at $101,840. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Caroline S. Pisano acquired 10,000 shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $5.19 per share, with a total value of $51,900.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 69,346 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $359,905.74. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have acquired 38,900 shares of company stock valued at $203,735. 4.62% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Concourse Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in the second quarter worth $109,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC boosted its holdings in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 1.8% in the second quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 12,260 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 214 shares during the period. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in the first quarter worth $132,000. Zacks Investment Management bought a new position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in the second quarter worth $138,000. Finally, Sei Investments Co. boosted its holdings in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 0.8% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 15,215 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $142,000 after acquiring an additional 128 shares during the period. 97.73% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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.

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