KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $10.18.

KEYW has been the topic of a number of research reports. Seaport Global Securities upgraded KEYW from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $8.29 to $10.50 in a research note on Wednesday, March 27th. BidaskClub upgraded KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Saturday, March 16th. Chardan Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of KEYW in a research note on Wednesday, April 24th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton restated a “hold” rating on shares of KEYW in a research note on Wednesday, March 13th.

Shares of KEYW stock remained flat at $$11.23 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $563.41 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -62.39 and a beta of 1.38. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $11.25. KEYW has a fifty-two week low of $6.12 and a fifty-two week high of $11.53. The company has a current ratio of 1.59, a quick ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09.

KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The software maker reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $113.76 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $123.15 million. KEYW had a negative return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 4.63%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.07) EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that KEYW will post 0.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in KEYW. First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in shares of KEYW by 21.7% in the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 285,542 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $2,461,000 after acquiring an additional 50,840 shares during the period. Cooper Creek Partners Management LLC grew its position in KEYW by 25.4% during the 1st quarter. Cooper Creek Partners Management LLC now owns 1,076,866 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $9,283,000 after purchasing an additional 218,365 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC grew its position in KEYW by 3.7% during the 1st quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,824,084 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $24,345,000 after purchasing an additional 99,835 shares during the period. Meitav Dash Investments Ltd. grew its position in KEYW by 33.4% during the 1st quarter. Meitav Dash Investments Ltd. now owns 74,434 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $643,000 after purchasing an additional 18,638 shares during the period. Finally, ETF Managers Group LLC grew its position in KEYW by 4.6% during the 1st quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC now owns 999,316 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $8,614,000 after purchasing an additional 44,271 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 99.27% of the company’s stock.

About KEYW

The KeyW Holding Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information across the spectrum of the intelligence, cyber, and counterterrorism communities in the United States. The company's solutions are designed to meet the critical needs of agile intelligence and U.S.

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