Stephens Investment Management Group LLC Boosts Position in The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW)

Stephens Investment Management Group LLC lifted its position in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) by 15.5% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,444,979 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 328,821 shares during the quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC owned 4.91% of The KEYW worth $18,606,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in The KEYW by 3.8% in the third quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,861,230 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $14,164,000 after acquiring an additional 68,307 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in The KEYW by 47.0% in the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 468,439 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $3,564,000 after acquiring an additional 149,680 shares during the last quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. boosted its holdings in The KEYW by 30.7% during the third quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. now owns 76,886 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $585,000 after buying an additional 18,058 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners boosted its holdings in The KEYW by 45.8% during the third quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,072,744 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $8,164,000 after buying an additional 336,990 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its holdings in The KEYW by 37.2% during the third quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 695,837 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $5,295,000 after buying an additional 188,537 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.30% of the company’s stock.

In other The KEYW news, CFO Michael J. Alber purchased 19,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of $5.36 per share, with a total value of $101,840.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 19,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $101,840. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Caroline S. Pisano purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $5.19 per share, with a total value of $51,900.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 69,346 shares in the company, valued at approximately $359,905.74. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 38,900 shares of company stock valued at $203,735 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 4.62% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on KEYW shares. Drexel Hamilton raised The KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Maxim Group dropped their target price on The KEYW from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded The KEYW from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 price target on shares of The KEYW in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on The KEYW in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $6.00 price target for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.20.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ KEYW) remained flat at $$5.06 on Thursday. 325,253 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 422,051. 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 Holding Corporation has a 52-week low of $4.94 and a 52-week high of $13.54.

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The 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for The KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW)

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