BidaskClub upgraded shares of KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Tuesday morning.

KEYW has been the topic of a number of other reports. Drexel Hamilton raised shares of KEYW from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, August 25th. Maxim Group lowered their price target on shares of KEYW from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 3rd. SunTrust Banks reissued a buy rating and issued a $13.00 price target on shares of KEYW in a report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of KEYW from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of KEYW in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued a hold rating and a $6.00 price objective on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $9.20.

Shares of KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) traded up $0.42 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $6.09. 1,101,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 438,167. KEYW has a 52-week low of $4.94 and a 52-week high of $13.10. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

In related news, Director Caroline S. Pisano acquired 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $5.19 per share, for a total transaction of $51,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 69,346 shares in the company, valued at $359,905.74. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, General Counsel Philip Luci acquired 9,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of $5.05 per share, for a total transaction of $49,995.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders purchased 38,900 shares of company stock worth $203,735. 4.62% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of KEYW. ETF Managers Group LLC bought a new position in shares of KEYW in the second quarter worth approximately $21,484,000. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in KEYW by 27.7% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,776,776 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $16,772,000 after acquiring an additional 385,099 shares during the last quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. grew its position in KEYW by 30.4% during the third quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 1,647,553 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $12,538,000 after acquiring an additional 384,149 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. grew its position in KEYW by 26.5% during the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,792,923 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $16,764,000 after acquiring an additional 375,132 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Boston Partners grew its position in KEYW by 45.8% during the third 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 last quarter. Institutional investors own 96.30% of the company’s stock.

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KEYW 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.

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