The KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) shares were up 3.1% during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $10.19 and last traded at $10.17, with a volume of 89,015 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $9.86.

A number of research analysts recently commented on KEYW shares. TheStreet upgraded The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 4th. Maxim Group cut The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. Noble Financial reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $10.50 price objective on shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. in a report on Thursday, May 19th. Finally, Sterne Agee CRT reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. in a report on Monday, May 16th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The KEYW Holding Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.14.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $9.83 and a 200-day moving average price of $7.18. The company’s market cap is $394.03 million.

The KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 10th. The company reported ($0.39) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.34. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.16) EPS. The company had revenue of $73.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $73.54 million. The business’s revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that The KEYW Holding Corp. will post $0.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Caroline S. Pisano sold 34,511 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.24, for a total transaction of $249,859.64. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Mark W. Sopp bought 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $8.84 per share, for a total transaction of $176,800.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $88,400. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Several institutional investors recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Boston Partners raised its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. by 54.3% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,264,010 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,609,000 after buying an additional 445,050 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board raised its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 428,841 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,582,000 after buying an additional 1,789 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LLC bought a new position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. during the fourth quarter worth $2,276,000. Russell Frank Co raised its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. by 35.6% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 373,018 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,264,000 after buying an additional 97,902 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. by 17.3% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 224,194 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,349,000 after buying an additional 33,000 shares during the period.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW) is a provider of cybersecurity, cyber superiority and geospatial intelligence solutions to the United States Government defense, intelligence and national security agencies, and commercial enterprises. The Company operates through two segments: Government Solutions and Commercial Cyber Solutions.

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