BidaskClub upgraded shares of KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Saturday.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on KEYW. Chardan Capital downgraded shares of KEYW from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. SunTrust Banks reissued a buy rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of KEYW in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on shares of KEYW in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a hold rating and a $6.00 price objective for the company. Maxim Group cut their price objective on shares of KEYW from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of KEYW from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.20.

Shares of KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) traded down $0.11 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $6.37. 874,219 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 565,126. KEYW has a 12-month low of $4.94 and a 12-month high of $12.40. 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 company has a market cap of $317.20, a P/E ratio of -10.98 and a beta of 0.81.

In other news, CFO Michael J. Alber bought 19,000 shares of the company’s 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 acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 19,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $101,840. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, General Counsel Philip Luci bought 9,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was purchased 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. In the last three months, insiders have bought 38,900 shares of company stock valued at $203,735. Insiders own 4.62% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in KEYW by 4.4% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,855,764 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $17,351,000 after buying an additional 78,988 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in KEYW by 58.9% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 815,687 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $7,627,000 after purchasing an additional 302,454 shares in the last quarter. Elk Creek Partners LLC lifted its stake in KEYW by 12.6% in the 3rd quarter. Elk Creek Partners LLC now owns 866,369 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $6,593,000 after purchasing an additional 96,807 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in KEYW by 16.4% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,472,188 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $13,769,000 after purchasing an additional 207,656 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Susquehanna International Group LLP lifted its stake in KEYW by 330.7% in the 3rd quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP now owns 58,138 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $442,000 after purchasing an additional 44,638 shares in the last quarter. 96.30% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About KEYW

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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