KEYW (KEYW) Rating Increased to Buy at BidaskClub

KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

KEYW has been the topic of a number of other research reports. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of KEYW in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Chardan Capital cut 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 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Maxim Group cut their target price on KEYW from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.20.

Shares of KEYW (NASDAQ KEYW) opened at $6.37 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $312.22, a P/E ratio of -10.98 and a beta of 0.81. KEYW has a 12-month low of $4.94 and a 12-month high of $12.40. 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, Director Caroline S. Pisano purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $5.19 per share, for a total transaction of $51,900.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 69,346 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $359,905.74. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Michael J. Alber purchased 19,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price 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 disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought a total of 38,900 shares of company stock valued at $203,735 over the last quarter. 4.62% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Zacks Investment Management bought a new position in shares of KEYW in the 2nd quarter valued at $138,000. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of KEYW by 32.1% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 19,478 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $182,000 after acquiring an additional 4,736 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its stake in shares of KEYW by 38.5% in the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 28,400 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $266,000 after acquiring an additional 7,900 shares during the last quarter. M&T Bank Corp lifted its stake in shares of KEYW by 11.1% in the 2nd quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 28,994 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $271,000 after acquiring an additional 2,902 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its stake in shares of KEYW by 5.1% in the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 29,725 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $278,000 after acquiring an additional 1,436 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 96.30% of the company’s stock.

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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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