BidaskClub lowered shares of The KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

Several other research analysts have also commented on KEYW. Noble Financial reissued a hold rating on shares of The KEYW in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Maxim Group set a $13.00 target price on shares of The KEYW and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of The KEYW from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of The KEYW in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton raised shares of The KEYW from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, August 25th. Three 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 stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.20.

The KEYW (KEYW) traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $5.16. 512,696 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 483,358. The company has a quick ratio of 1.25, a current ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The KEYW has a twelve month low of $4.94 and a twelve month high of $13.38.

In related news, General Counsel Philip Luci acquired 9,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were bought at an average price of $5.05 per share, with a total value of $49,995.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Michael J. Alber acquired 19,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $5.36 per share, for a total transaction of $101,840.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 19,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $101,840. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders purchased 38,900 shares of company stock worth $203,735. 4.62% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in KEYW. ETF Managers Group LLC acquired a new stake in The KEYW during the second quarter worth approximately $21,484,000. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in The KEYW by 27.7% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,776,776 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $16,772,000 after purchasing an additional 385,099 shares in the last quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. raised its holdings in The KEYW by 30.4% during the third quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 1,647,553 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $12,538,000 after purchasing an additional 384,149 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its holdings in The KEYW by 26.5% during the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,792,923 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $16,764,000 after purchasing an additional 375,132 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Boston Partners increased its holdings in shares of The KEYW by 45.8% in the 3rd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,072,744 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $8,164,000 after acquiring an additional 336,990 shares during the period. 96.30% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About The KEYW

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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