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

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Maxim Group lowered shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. Noble Financial lowered shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. TheStreet raised shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 3rd. Finally, Sterne Agee CRT reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. in a research note on Monday, May 16th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.43.

The firm’s market capitalization is $404.23 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $10.15 and its 200 day moving average price is $7.71.

The KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.03. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.17) earnings per share. The company had revenue of $73.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $72.79 million. The company’s revenue was down 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that The KEYW Holding Corp. will post $0.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other The KEYW Holding Corp. news, Director Caroline S. Pisano sold 28,702 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Saturday, May 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.71, for a total transaction of $249,994.42. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Mark W. Sopp bought 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction 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 purchase, the director now owns 10,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $88,400. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Other large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its stake 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 stake in The KEYW Holding Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $2,276,000. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake 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 valued at $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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