HighTower Advisors LLC continued to hold its position in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 101,252 shares of the software maker’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC owned 0.20% of The KEYW Holding Corporation worth $947,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. FMR LLC raised its position in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 20.8% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,424,468 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $70,087,000 after purchasing an additional 1,280,376 shares in the last quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC raised its position in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 5.7% during the second quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC now owns 2,116,158 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $19,786,000 after purchasing an additional 114,752 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 4.4% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,855,764 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $17,351,000 after purchasing an additional 78,988 shares in the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP raised its position in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 19.3% during the second quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,177,130 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $11,006,000 after purchasing an additional 190,700 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its position in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 58.9% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 815,687 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $7,627,000 after purchasing an additional 302,454 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.51% of the company’s stock.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) opened at 7.83 on Friday. The stock’s market cap is $383.92 million. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a 12-month low of $6.18 and a 12-month high of $13.57. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $7.41 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.57.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $124.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 was up 69.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.01) EPS. On average, analysts forecast that The KEYW Holding Corporation will post ($0.27) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research firms have weighed in on KEYW. Noble Financial restated a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Maxim Group set a $13.00 price target on The KEYW Holding Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub downgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton upgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.75.

About The KEYW Holding Corporation

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

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