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

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Sterne Agee CRT reissued a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. in a research note on Saturday, April 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th. Chardan Capital reduced their price objective on shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from $12.00 to $8.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 10th. Noble Financial reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $10.50 price objective on shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. in a research note on Thursday, May 19th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 3rd. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.14.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $9.85 and a 200-day moving average of $7.21. The stock’s market cap is $394.03 million.

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

In related news, Director Mark W. Sopp acquired 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 31st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $8.84 per share, with a total value 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 acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Caroline S. Pisano sold 28,702 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Saturday, May 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.71, for a total transaction of $249,994.42. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Boston Partners boosted its position in 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 last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its position in 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 last quarter. Royce & Associates LLC bought a new position in The KEYW Holding Corp. during the fourth quarter worth $2,276,000. Russell Frank Co boosted its position in 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 last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in 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 last quarter.

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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