KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Saturday.

A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on KEYW. Royal Bank of Canada set a $7.00 price target on KEYW and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Maxim Group dropped their price target on KEYW from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on KEYW in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $6.00 target price for the company. Finally, Chardan Capital downgraded KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.20.

Shares of KEYW (KEYW) opened at $6.69 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $333.13, a PE ratio of -11.53 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. KEYW has a 12-month low of $4.94 and a 12-month high of $10.50.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its position in KEYW by 32.1% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 19,478 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $182,000 after buying an additional 4,736 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its position in KEYW by 38.5% in the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 28,400 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $266,000 after buying an additional 7,900 shares during the last quarter. M&T Bank Corp lifted its position in KEYW by 11.1% in the 2nd quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 28,994 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $271,000 after buying an additional 2,902 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its position in KEYW by 5.1% in the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 29,725 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $278,000 after buying an additional 1,436 shares during the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its position in KEYW by 31.6% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 39,884 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $373,000 after buying an additional 9,587 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 97.25% of the company’s stock.

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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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