Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Tuesday morning.

According to Zacks, “KEYW Corporation with its subsidiaries is engaged in providing mission-critical cyber security and cyber superiority solutions to defense, intelligence and national security agencies. Its solutions, services and products support the collection, processing, analysis, and use of intelligence data and information in the domain of cyberspace. The Company provides a full range of engineering services as well as fully integrated platforms that support the entire intelligence process. Its platform includes products that it manufactures, as well as hardware and software that the Company integrates using its engineering services. Its current customers include the National Security Agency (NSA), other intelligence agencies, the Department of Defense (including major agencies and branches within the Department of Defense) and other federal defense and law enforcement agencies. KEYW Corporation is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland. “

KEYW has been the subject of a number of other reports. ValuEngine upgraded KEYW from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, August 23rd. William Blair began coverage on KEYW in a report on Monday, October 1st. They set an outperform rating for the company. BidaskClub downgraded KEYW from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, July 12th. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on KEYW from $9.00 to $8.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Drexel Hamilton downgraded KEYW from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $9.20.

KEYW stock opened at $9.41 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $445.73 million, a PE ratio of -20.91 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 1.72 and a quick ratio of 1.95. KEYW has a 52 week low of $4.96 and a 52 week high of $9.84.

KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 6th. The software maker reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.01) by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $126.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $125.51 million. KEYW had a negative return on equity of 2.56% and a negative net margin of 0.09%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.08) earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that KEYW will post -0.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Engineers Gate Manager LP increased its holdings in KEYW by 15.8% in the 2nd quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 70,113 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $613,000 after purchasing an additional 9,588 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC increased its holdings in KEYW by 23.1% in the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 57,993 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $507,000 after purchasing an additional 10,894 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in KEYW in the 2nd quarter valued at $104,000. Swiss National Bank increased its holdings in KEYW by 16.1% in the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 87,800 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $767,000 after purchasing an additional 12,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in KEYW in the 2nd quarter valued at $109,000.

About KEYW

The KeyW Holding Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information across the spectrum of the intelligence, cyber, and counterterrorism communities in the United States. The company's solutions are designed to meet the critical needs of agile intelligence and U.S.

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