KEYW (KEYW) Sets New 12-Month High at $10.00

KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $10.00 and last traded at $9.69, with a volume of 15799 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $9.77.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on KEYW. BidaskClub raised shares of KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 8th. Drexel Hamilton reissued a “hold” rating on shares of KEYW in a research report on Friday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 7th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of KEYW from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, November 26th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $9.75.

The firm has a market capitalization of $487.11 million, a P/E ratio of -21.53 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a current ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92.

KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The software maker reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $126.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.51 million. KEYW had a negative return on equity of 2.56% and a negative net margin of 0.09%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.08) EPS. Equities analysts predict that KEYW Holding Corp. will post -0.18 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in KEYW. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its holdings in shares of KEYW by 327.7% during the 3rd quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 1,769,559 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $15,324,000 after buying an additional 1,355,840 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of KEYW by 46.2% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,943,155 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $16,983,000 after buying an additional 614,071 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LP boosted its holdings in shares of KEYW by 26.5% during the 3rd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 2,151,702 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $18,634,000 after buying an additional 450,209 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its holdings in shares of KEYW by 16.1% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 2,795,534 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $24,433,000 after buying an additional 388,458 shares during the period. Finally, SG Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of KEYW by 38.2% during the 3rd quarter. SG Capital Management LLC now owns 1,050,166 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $9,094,000 after buying an additional 290,546 shares during the period.

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About KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW)

The KeyW Holding Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information across the spectrum of the intelligence, cyber, and counterterrorism communities in the United States. The company's solutions are designed to meet the critical needs of agile intelligence and U.S.

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