KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation, one has assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.18.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on KEYW. BidaskClub raised shares of KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, May 24th. Seaport Global Securities lowered shares of KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $11.28 target price on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. Chardan Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of KEYW in a research report on Wednesday, April 24th. Finally, Noble Financial lowered shares of KEYW to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 23rd.

Shares of NASDAQ:KEYW opened at $11.23 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $563.41 million, a PE ratio of -62.39 and a beta of 1.38. KEYW has a one year low of $6.12 and a one year high of $11.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.32 and a current ratio of 1.59.

KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last issued 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 company had revenue of $113.76 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $123.15 million. KEYW had a negative return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 4.63%. The business’s revenue was down 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.07) earnings per share. Sell-side analysts anticipate that KEYW will post 0.03 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of KEYW. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its holdings in KEYW by 41.4% during the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 2,502,294 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $16,740,000 after buying an additional 732,735 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in KEYW by 12.4% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,561,624 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $17,138,000 after buying an additional 282,010 shares during the period. Cooper Creek Partners Management LLC increased its holdings in KEYW by 25.4% during the first quarter. Cooper Creek Partners Management LLC now owns 1,076,866 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $9,283,000 after buying an additional 218,365 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC purchased a new position in KEYW during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,140,000. Finally, Citigroup Inc. increased its holdings in KEYW by 837.8% during the fourth quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 172,967 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $1,157,000 after buying an additional 154,524 shares during the period. 99.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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Analyst Recommendations for KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW)

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