KEYW (KEYW) Getting Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. KEYW earned a media sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the software maker an impact score of 46.2294976431306 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have commented on KEYW. BidaskClub upgraded KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, February 10th. Chardan Capital cut KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on KEYW in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “hold” rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada set a $7.00 target price on KEYW and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.20.

Shares of KEYW (NASDAQ KEYW) opened at $7.88 on Thursday. KEYW has a fifty-two week low of $4.94 and a fifty-two week high of $10.50. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $373.96, a price-to-earnings ratio of -13.59 and a beta of 0.93.

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About KEYW

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.

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