Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) by 75.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 524,517 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 225,105 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 1.30% of The KEYW Holding Corporation worth $4,951,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in KEYW. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC bought a new position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation during the first quarter valued at approximately $114,000. US Bancorp DE raised its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 183.3% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 14,868 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 9,620 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 8.2% in the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 15,087 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 1,138 shares during the period. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. bought a new position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation during the first quarter valued at approximately $165,000. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 33.1% in the first quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 20,500 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $194,000 after buying an additional 5,100 shares during the period. 92.03% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ KEYW) traded down 6.37% on Friday, hitting $7.20. 781,638 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s market capitalization is $353.03 million. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a 1-year low of $7.19 and a 1-year high of $13.57. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $8.57 and its 200 day moving average is $9.15.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02. The business had revenue of $124.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $120.06 million. The KEYW Holding Corporation had a negative return on equity of 1.61% and a negative net margin of 6.39%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 69.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.01) EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that The KEYW Holding Corporation will post ($0.27) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several brokerages have commented on KEYW. Drexel Hamilton upgraded shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday. Maxim Group upgraded shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Noble Financial restated a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a report on Friday, August 11th. BidaskClub lowered shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.75.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW)

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