The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) – Stock analysts at SunTrust Banks upped their Q4 2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, Zacks Investment Research reports. SunTrust Banks analyst T. Sommer now anticipates that the software maker will earn $0.21 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.20. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Buy” rating and a $13.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for The KEYW Holding Corporation’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.00 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.05 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.05 EPS.
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Several other research firms also recently weighed in on KEYW. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub lowered shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Maxim Group set a $13.00 price objective on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Drexel Hamilton upgraded shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Noble Financial restated a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a report on Friday, August 11th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.25.
Shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW) opened at $5.12 on Monday. 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 KEYW Holding Corporation has a 1-year low of $4.94 and a 1-year high of $13.57.
Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 0.8% during the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 15,215 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $142,000 after buying an additional 128 shares during the period. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC grew its stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 1.8% in the second quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 12,260 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 214 shares during the last quarter. PDT Partners LLC grew its stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 0.9% in the second quarter. PDT Partners LLC now owns 105,425 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $986,000 after purchasing an additional 925 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors grew its stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 5.1% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 29,725 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $278,000 after purchasing an additional 1,436 shares during the last quarter. Finally, M&T Bank Corp grew its stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 11.1% in the second quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 28,994 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $271,000 after purchasing an additional 2,902 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.07% of the company’s stock.
In related news, Director Caroline S. Pisano acquired 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was 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 transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Michael J. Alber purchased 19,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 19,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $101,840. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders purchased 38,900 shares of company stock worth $203,735. 4.62% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
About The KEYW Holding Corporation
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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