BidaskClub cut shares of The KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

A number of other equities analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of The KEYW in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a hold rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $7.00 target price on shares of The KEYW and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of The KEYW from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Maxim Group dropped 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 note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a buy rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of The KEYW in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The KEYW currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $9.20.

Shares of The KEYW (KEYW) traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $5.06. 241,300 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 422,502. The KEYW has a 12 month low of $4.94 and a 12 month high of $13.57. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

In other The KEYW news, CFO Michael J. Alber purchased 19,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 19,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $101,840. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Philip Luci purchased 9,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $5.05 per share, with a total value of $49,995.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have purchased 38,900 shares of company stock valued at $203,735. 4.62% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in The KEYW by 17.2% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 152,080 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $1,436,000 after purchasing an additional 22,311 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in The KEYW by 20.8% in the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 465,534 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $4,353,000 after purchasing an additional 80,018 shares in the last quarter. Pier Capital LLC increased its stake in The KEYW by 7.5% in the second quarter. Pier Capital LLC now owns 451,290 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $4,220,000 after purchasing an additional 31,586 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in The KEYW by 4.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,855,764 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $17,351,000 after purchasing an additional 78,988 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in The KEYW by 58.9% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 815,687 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $7,627,000 after purchasing an additional 302,454 shares in the last quarter. 96.30% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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