The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) CFO Michael J. Alber purchased 19,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $5.36 per share, for a total transaction of $101,840.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 19,000 shares in the company, valued at $101,840. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW) traded down $0.07 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $4.98. The stock had a trading volume of 1,184,473 shares, compared to its average volume of 369,791. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.40. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a 12-month low of $4.97 and a 12-month high of $13.57.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02. The KEYW Holding Corporation had a negative return on equity of 2.31% and a negative net margin of 7.28%. The business had revenue of $124.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $120.06 million. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.01) EPS. The KEYW Holding Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 69.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that The KEYW Holding Corporation will post -0.24 EPS for the current year.

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A number of analysts recently issued reports on KEYW shares. Zacks Investment Research cut The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub cut The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Drexel Hamilton raised The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, August 25th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Maxim Group dropped their price objective on The KEYW Holding Corporation from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.25.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. ETF Managers Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $21,484,000. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC grew its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 5.7% in the 2nd quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC now owns 2,116,158 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $19,786,000 after buying an additional 114,752 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 4.4% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,855,764 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $17,351,000 after buying an additional 78,988 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. grew its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 26.5% in the 2nd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,792,923 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $16,764,000 after buying an additional 375,132 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp grew its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 16.4% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,472,188 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $13,769,000 after buying an additional 207,656 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.55% of the company’s stock.

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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