The KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Maxim Group set a $13.00 price objective on The KEYW and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Noble Financial restated a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $7.00 price target on The KEYW and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded The KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on The KEYW in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $6.00 price target for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.20.

The KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) opened at $5.08 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a current ratio of 1.48. The KEYW has a fifty-two week low of $4.94 and a fifty-two week high of $13.57.

In other The KEYW news, General Counsel Philip Luci acquired 9,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $5.05 per share, with a total value of $49,995.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Michael J. Alber acquired 19,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was acquired at an average cost 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. Over the last 90 days, insiders acquired 38,900 shares of company stock valued at $203,735. Corporate insiders own 4.62% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Neuberger Berman Group LLC lifted its position in shares of The KEYW by 5.7% in the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,051,773 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $30,834,000 after buying an additional 217,613 shares during the last quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC lifted its position in shares of The KEYW by 15.5% in the third quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC now owns 2,444,979 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $18,606,000 after buying an additional 328,821 shares during the last quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of The KEYW in the second quarter valued at approximately $21,484,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its position in shares of The KEYW by 3.8% in the third quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,861,230 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $14,164,000 after buying an additional 68,307 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in The KEYW by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,855,764 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $17,351,000 after purchasing an additional 78,988 shares during the last quarter. 96.30% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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The KEYW Company Profile

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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