Investment analysts at Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm set a “hold” rating and a $6.00 price target on the software maker’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target points to a potential upside of 12.99% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $7.00 target price on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Maxim Group lowered their target price on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. BidaskClub lowered shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.20.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) opened at $5.31 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.25, a current ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a one year low of $4.94 and a one year high of $13.57.

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In other The KEYW Holding Corporation news, CFO Michael J. Alber acquired 19,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $5.36 per share, with a total value of $101,840.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 19,000 shares in the company, valued at $101,840. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Philip Luci acquired 9,900 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $5.05 per share, with a total value of $49,995.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders purchased 38,900 shares of company stock valued at $203,735. 4.62% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 17.2% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 152,080 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $1,436,000 after acquiring an additional 22,311 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 20.8% in the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 465,534 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $4,353,000 after acquiring an additional 80,018 shares during the period. Pier Capital LLC lifted its stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 7.5% in the second quarter. Pier Capital LLC now owns 451,290 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $4,220,000 after acquiring an additional 31,586 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 18.4% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 347,785 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $3,283,000 after acquiring an additional 54,009 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in The KEYW Holding Corporation by 27.7% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,776,776 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $16,772,000 after acquiring an additional 385,099 shares during the period. 97.73% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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