The KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) traded up 3.5% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $10.23 and last traded at $10.01, with a volume of 259,202 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $9.67.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Maxim Group cut The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Noble Financial cut The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research cut The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. TheStreet upgraded The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 3rd. Finally, Sterne Agee CRT reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. in a research report on Monday, May 16th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The KEYW Holding Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.43.

The company’s 50-day moving average price is $10.15 and its 200 day moving average price is $7.71. The firm’s market cap is $394.42 million.

The KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.03. The business earned $73.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $72.79 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.17) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that The KEYW Holding Corp. will post $0.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Mark W. Sopp acquired 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $8.84 per share, with a total value of $176,800.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,000 shares in the company, valued at $88,400. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Caroline S. Pisano sold 28,702 shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. stock in a transaction dated Saturday, May 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.71, for a total value of $249,994.42. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Royce & Associates LLC bought a new position in The KEYW Holding Corp. during the fourth quarter worth $2,276,000. 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. Finally, 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.

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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