KEYW (KEYW) Lifted to Buy at ValuEngine

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ValuEngine upgraded shares of KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. William Blair initiated coverage on shares of KEYW in a research report on Monday, October 1st. They set an outperform rating for the company. BidaskClub raised shares of KEYW from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Thursday, September 6th. Noble Financial set a $11.00 price target on shares of KEYW and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of KEYW from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price target on shares of KEYW from $9.00 to $8.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $9.20.

KEYW traded down $0.03 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $9.41. 628,274 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 285,205. The stock has a market capitalization of $445.73 million, a P/E ratio of -20.91 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a quick ratio of 1.95, a current ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. KEYW has a 12-month low of $4.96 and a 12-month high of $9.84.

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

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of KEYW. SG Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of KEYW by 34.8% in the 2nd quarter. SG Capital Management LLC now owns 759,620 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $6,639,000 after purchasing an additional 196,249 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC lifted its position in shares of KEYW by 23.1% in the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 57,993 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $507,000 after purchasing an additional 10,894 shares during the period. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of KEYW in the 2nd quarter worth about $1,396,000. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of KEYW by 50.9% in the 2nd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 556,134 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $4,861,000 after purchasing an additional 187,673 shares during the period. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP lifted its position in shares of KEYW by 15.8% in the 2nd quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 70,113 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $613,000 after purchasing an additional 9,588 shares during the period.

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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