KEYW (KEYW) Upgraded to “Strong-Buy” by BidaskClub

KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, May 30th.

A number of other analysts have also commented on KEYW. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 10th. TheStreet lowered shares of KEYW from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of KEYW from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of KEYW in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $8.00 target price on shares of KEYW in a research report on Friday, March 16th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $9.57.

Shares of KEYW stock opened at $9.21 on Wednesday. KEYW has a 52 week low of $4.94 and a 52 week high of $9.84. The company has a market capitalization of $479.04 million, a PE ratio of -20.47 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 1.56 and a quick ratio of 1.33.



KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The software maker reported ($0.06) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 company had revenue of $125.74 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $122.01 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.08) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 84.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that KEYW will post -0.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of KEYW. Boston Partners boosted its position in shares of KEYW by 23.9% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,329,500 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $7,804,000 after purchasing an additional 256,756 shares during the period. Redmond Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of KEYW in the fourth quarter worth approximately $343,000. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of KEYW by 103.6% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 380,393 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $2,233,000 after purchasing an additional 193,580 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its position in shares of KEYW by 7.8% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 750,000 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $4,402,000 after purchasing an additional 54,163 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of KEYW by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,130,911 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $18,378,000 after purchasing an additional 53,075 shares during the period.

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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