KEYW Holding Corp. (KEYW) Receives $9.67 Consensus Price Target from Brokerages

KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, four have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $9.67.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of KEYW from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 23rd. William Blair assumed coverage on shares of KEYW in a research note on Monday, October 1st. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 10th. BidaskClub cut shares of KEYW from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 13th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of KEYW in a research note on Friday, November 9th.

KEYW stock traded down $0.08 during trading on Monday, reaching $9.55. The stock had a trading volume of 14,066 shares, compared to its average volume of 478,054. KEYW has a one year low of $4.96 and a one year high of $10.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a current ratio of 1.72. The company has a market capitalization of $480.13 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -20.98 and a beta of 0.80.



KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 6th. The software maker reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $126.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.51 million. KEYW had a negative return on equity of 2.56% and a negative net margin of 0.09%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.08) earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that KEYW will post -0.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of KEYW during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $104,000. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in shares of KEYW during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Allianz Asset Management GmbH purchased a new stake in shares of KEYW during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $181,000. First Command Financial Services Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of KEYW during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $264,000. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of KEYW by 55.2% during the 3rd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 36,228 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $314,000 after buying an additional 12,886 shares in the last quarter.

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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