Drexel Hamilton upgraded shares of KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. They currently have $10.00 target price on the software maker’s stock.

KEYW has been the subject of several other research reports. Maxim Group upgraded KEYW Holding Corp. from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $13.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded KEYW Holding Corp. from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Noble Financial reiterated a hold rating on shares of KEYW Holding Corp. in a research report on Friday, May 5th. ValuEngine cut KEYW Holding Corp. from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Finally, BidaskClub cut KEYW Holding Corp. from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. KEYW Holding Corp. presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $11.75.

KEYW Holding Corp. (KEYW) traded down 6.37% during trading on Friday, hitting $7.20. 781,638 shares of the company traded hands. KEYW Holding Corp. has a 52-week low of $7.19 and a 52-week high of $13.57. The company’s 50-day moving average is $8.57 and its 200 day moving average is $9.15. The firm’s market cap is $353.03 million.

KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02. KEYW Holding Corp. had a negative return on equity of 21.79% and a negative net margin of 13.44%. The company had revenue of $124.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $120.06 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.01) EPS. The business’s revenue was up 69.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that KEYW Holding Corp. will post ($0.27) earnings per share for the current year.

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Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in KEYW Holding Corp. by 78.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 299,412 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $3,531,000 after buying an additional 131,840 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of KEYW Holding Corp. by 11.9% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 81,774 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $964,000 after buying an additional 8,704 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in shares of KEYW Holding Corp. by 18.0% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 295,470 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $2,789,000 after buying an additional 45,000 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of KEYW Holding Corp. by 15.3% in the first quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 28,289 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $267,000 after buying an additional 3,758 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its position in shares of KEYW Holding Corp. by 29.7% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 354,888 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $3,349,000 after buying an additional 81,226 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.03% of the company’s stock.

About KEYW Holding Corp.

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.

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