KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the ten analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, four have assigned a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $9.67.
KEYW has been the subject of a number of research reports. ValuEngine raised shares of KEYW from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 23rd. BidaskClub raised shares of KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 24th. William Blair initiated coverage on shares of KEYW in a research note on Monday, October 1st. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 10th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton reissued a “hold” rating on shares of KEYW in a research note on Friday, November 9th.
Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of KEYW during the second quarter valued at approximately $104,000. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in shares of KEYW during the second quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Allianz Asset Management GmbH bought a new position in shares of KEYW during the third quarter valued at approximately $181,000. First Command Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in shares of KEYW during the third quarter valued at approximately $264,000. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of KEYW by 55.2% during the third quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 36,228 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $314,000 after purchasing an additional 12,886 shares in the last quarter.
Shares of NASDAQ:KEYW traded down $0.09 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $9.55. 536,426 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 423,861. The company has a market cap of $480.63 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -21.22 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a current ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. KEYW has a one year low of $5.05 and a one year high of $10.06.
KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 6th. The software maker reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.03). KEYW had a negative net margin of 0.09% and a negative return on equity of 2.56%. The firm had revenue of $126.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.51 million. During the same period last year, the company posted ($0.08) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts forecast that KEYW will post -0.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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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