Brokers Set Expectations for The KEYW Holding Corporation’s Q4 2017 Earnings (KEYW)

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) – Equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities raised their Q4 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Seaport Global Securities analyst J. Sullivan now forecasts that the software maker will earn $0.09 per share for the quarter, up from their previous 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.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $124.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $120.06 million. The KEYW Holding Corporation had a negative return on equity of 1.61% and a negative net margin of 6.39%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 69.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.01) EPS.

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Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Maxim Group set a $13.00 price objective on The KEYW Holding Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research raised The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Noble Financial reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research note on Friday. BidaskClub lowered The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The KEYW Holding Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.33.

Shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ KEYW) opened at 8.23 on Friday. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a 12 month low of $7.27 and a 12 month high of $13.57. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $8.97 and its 200-day moving average price is $9.36. The company’s market cap is $408.81 million.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Concourse Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation during the second quarter worth about $109,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC acquired a new stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation during the first quarter worth about $114,000. Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation during the first quarter worth about $132,000. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 183.3% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 14,868 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $140,000 after buying an additional 9,620 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. raised its stake 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 buying an additional 128 shares in the last quarter. 97.26% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

The KEYW Holding Corporation 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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