Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) by 33.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 20,500 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 5,100 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned about 0.05% of The KEYW Holding Corporation worth $194,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 78.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 299,412 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $3,531,000 after buying an additional 131,840 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its position in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 6.8% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 630,642 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $7,435,000 after buying an additional 40,013 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 18.0% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 295,470 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $2,789,000 after buying an additional 45,000 shares during the period. M&T Bank Corp raised its position in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 31.4% in the first quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 26,092 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $246,000 after buying an additional 6,237 shares during the period. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 11.9% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 81,774 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $964,000 after buying an additional 8,704 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.03% of the company’s stock.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW) traded down 0.13% during trading on Friday, reaching $7.63. 42,815 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s market cap is $374.11 million. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $8.83 and its 200 day moving average is $9.26. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a 12 month low of $7.26 and a 12 month high of $13.57.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $124.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $120.06 million. The KEYW Holding Corporation had a negative net margin of 6.39% and a negative return on equity of 1.61%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 69.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.01) earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that The KEYW Holding Corporation will post ($0.27) EPS for the current year.

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Several research analysts have issued reports on KEYW shares. Maxim Group upgraded shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Noble Financial restated a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research report on Friday, May 5th. ValuEngine lowered shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.33.

The KEYW Holding Corporation Company Profile

The KeyW Holding Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a provider of engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of the Intelligence, cyber and counterterrorism communities missions. It operates through Government Solutions segment.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW)

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