KEYW (KEYW) Upgraded by BidaskClub to “Buy”

BidaskClub upgraded shares of KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Saturday.

KEYW has been the topic of a number of other research reports. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of KEYW in a report on Friday, October 20th. Chardan Capital lowered KEYW from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on KEYW in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a hold rating and a $6.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered KEYW from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Maxim Group decreased their price target on KEYW from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $9.20.

Shares of KEYW (KEYW) opened at $6.46 on Friday. KEYW has a twelve month low of $4.94 and a twelve month high of $12.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $317.20, a P/E ratio of -11.14 and a beta of 0.81. 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 (NASDAQ:KEYW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The software maker reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by ($0.02). KEYW had a negative net margin of 7.28% and a negative return on equity of 2.29%. equities research analysts forecast that KEYW will post -0.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, General Counsel Philip Luci purchased 9,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $5.05 per share, with a total value of $49,995.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Caroline S. Pisano purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $5.19 per share, for a total transaction of $51,900.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 69,346 shares in the company, valued at $359,905.74. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought a total of 38,900 shares of company stock worth $203,735 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 4.62% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Susquehanna International Group LLP lifted its stake in KEYW by 330.7% in the 3rd quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP now owns 58,138 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $442,000 after buying an additional 44,638 shares in the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC lifted its stake in KEYW by 5.7% in the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,051,773 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $30,834,000 after buying an additional 217,613 shares in the last quarter. Bamco Inc. NY lifted its stake in KEYW by 38.8% in the 3rd quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 649,400 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $4,942,000 after buying an additional 181,400 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new stake in KEYW in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $386,000. Finally, Royce & Associates LP lifted its stake in KEYW by 18.0% in the 3rd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,389,252 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $10,572,000 after buying an additional 212,122 shares in the last quarter. 96.30% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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