The Keyw (KEYW) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of The Keyw (NASDAQ:KEYW) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research currently has $8.00 price target on the software maker’s stock.

According to Zacks, “KEYW Corporation with its subsidiaries is engaged in providing mission-critical cyber security and cyber superiority solutions to defense, intelligence and national security agencies. Its solutions, services and products support the collection, processing, analysis, and use of intelligence data and information in the domain of cyberspace. The Company provides a full range of engineering services as well as fully integrated platforms that support the entire intelligence process. Its platform includes products that it manufactures, as well as hardware and software that the Company integrates using its engineering services. Its current customers include the National Security Agency (NSA), other intelligence agencies, the Department of Defense (including major agencies and branches within the Department of Defense) and other federal defense and law enforcement agencies. KEYW Corporation is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland. “

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KEYW has been the topic of a number of other research reports. BidaskClub upgraded The Keyw from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a hold rating and issued a $8.00 target price on shares of The Keyw in a research report on Friday, March 16th. ValuEngine cut The Keyw from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, Chardan Capital cut The Keyw from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $9.33.

The Keyw (KEYW) opened at $8.13 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.25. The Keyw has a 12-month low of $4.94 and a 12-month high of $10.50. The company has a market capitalization of $390.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of -45.16 and a beta of 0.75.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Voya Investment Management LLC grew its position in The Keyw by 32.1% in the second 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. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its position in The Keyw by 31.6% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 39,884 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $373,000 after acquiring an additional 9,587 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in The Keyw by 2.2% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 536,009 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $5,012,000 after acquiring an additional 11,492 shares during the last quarter. AXA grew its position in The Keyw by 58.0% in the fourth quarter. AXA now owns 74,400 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $437,000 after acquiring an additional 27,300 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its position in The Keyw by 30.3% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 118,728 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $950,000 after acquiring an additional 27,597 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.62% of the company’s stock.

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The Keyw Company Profile

The KEYW Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information across the intelligence, cyber, and counterterrorism communities. Its solutions are designed to respond to meet the critical needs for agile intelligence and to assist the U.S.

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