KEYW (KEYW) Rating Increased to Buy at BidaskClub

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BidaskClub upgraded shares of KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Friday.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Drexel Hamilton reissued a hold rating on shares of KEYW in a report on Wednesday, March 13th. Noble Financial reissued a buy rating and set a $10.50 price objective on shares of KEYW in a report on Monday, January 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of KEYW from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, January 9th. ValuEngine lowered shares of KEYW from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, December 21st. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of KEYW from a d+ rating to a c rating in a report on Monday, November 26th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $9.38.

KEYW stock traded down $0.34 during trading on Friday, hitting $7.99. 282,336 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 312,306. The firm has a market cap of $416.26 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -44.39 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 1.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. KEYW has a 1 year low of $6.12 and a 1 year high of $10.06.

KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 12th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $126.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $128.10 million. KEYW had a negative net margin of 4.34% and a negative return on equity of 2.95%. KEYW’s revenue for the quarter was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that KEYW will post 0.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Gotham Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in KEYW in the fourth quarter worth $96,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY grew its holdings in KEYW by 391.3% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 16,179 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $108,000 after purchasing an additional 12,886 shares during the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH acquired a new stake in shares of KEYW during the third quarter worth $181,000. Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new stake in shares of KEYW during the fourth quarter worth $142,000. Finally, Raymond James & Associates acquired a new stake in shares of KEYW during the fourth quarter worth $230,000.

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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