KEYW Holding Corp. (KEYW) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $9.20.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on KEYW. BidaskClub upgraded KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Saturday. Royal Bank of Canada set a $7.00 price target on KEYW and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Chardan Capital downgraded KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on KEYW in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $6.00 price target for the company.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Royce & Associates LP grew its stake in KEYW by 23.5% in the fourth quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,715,993 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $10,073,000 after purchasing an additional 326,741 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in KEYW by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,130,911 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $18,378,000 after purchasing an additional 53,075 shares in the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board grew its stake in KEYW by 7.8% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 750,000 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $4,402,000 after purchasing an additional 54,163 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in KEYW by 103.6% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 380,393 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $2,233,000 after acquiring an additional 193,580 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Redmond Asset Management LLC bought a new position in KEYW in the fourth quarter worth about $343,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.25% of the company’s stock.

Shares of KEYW (KEYW) traded up $0.26 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $6.69. The stock had a trading volume of 1,077,403 shares, compared to its average volume of 578,620. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.25. KEYW has a 12 month low of $4.94 and a 12 month high of $10.50.

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About KEYW

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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