The KEYW Holding Corp. (KEYW) Sees Strong Trading Volume
Shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 507,266 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 65% from the previous session’s volume of 307,080 shares.The stock last traded at $10.37 and had previously closed at $10.15.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on KEYW shares. Chardan Capital reduced their price target on shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from $12.00 to $8.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. TheStreet raised shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 3rd. Noble Financial cut shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, Maxim Group cut shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.43.
The firm’s market cap is $416.69 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $10.20 and its 200 day moving average is $7.87.
The KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.03. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.17) EPS. The business had revenue of $73.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $72.79 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that The KEYW Holding Corp. will post $0.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other The KEYW Holding Corp. news, Director Mark W. Sopp purchased 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 31st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $8.84 per share, for a total transaction of $176,800.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 10,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $88,400. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Caroline S. Pisano sold 28,702 shares of the company’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 disclosure for this sale can be found here.
A number of institutional investors have made changes to their positions in KEYW. Royce & Associates LLC acquired a new position in shares of The KEYW Holding Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $2,276,000. 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 period. Finally, 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 valued at $2,582,000 after buying an additional 1,789 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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