KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.
KEYW has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $8.00 price target on shares of KEYW in a research note on Friday, March 16th. ValuEngine lowered KEYW from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. TheStreet lowered KEYW from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. Finally, Noble Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of KEYW in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $9.50.
Shares of KEYW stock opened at $8.02 on Tuesday. KEYW has a fifty-two week low of $4.94 and a fifty-two week high of $9.84. The company has a quick ratio of 1.33, a current ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86.
KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The software maker reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by ($0.04). KEYW had a negative return on equity of 0.93% and a negative net margin of 1.58%. The business had revenue of $125.74 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $122.01 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.08) EPS. KEYW’s revenue was up 84.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that KEYW will post -0.19 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC purchased a new stake in KEYW in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $3,101,000. Two Sigma Investments LP purchased a new stake in KEYW in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $450,000. Bamco Inc. NY boosted its position in KEYW by 15.1% in the fourth quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 747,194 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $4,386,000 after buying an additional 97,794 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans purchased a new stake in KEYW in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $488,000. Finally, AXA boosted its position in KEYW by 58.0% in the fourth quarter. AXA now owns 74,400 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $437,000 after buying an additional 27,300 shares during the last quarter.
KEYW Company Profile
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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