The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) CFO Michael J. Alber acquired 19,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $5.36 per share, with a total value of $101,840.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 19,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $101,840. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW) traded up $0.12 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $5.33. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 55,671 shares, compared to its average volume of 426,396. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The KEYW Holding Corporation has a one year low of $4.94 and a one year high of $13.57.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $124.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $120.06 million. The KEYW Holding Corporation had a negative return on equity of 2.29% and a negative net margin of 7.28%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 69.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.01) earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that The KEYW Holding Corporation will post -0.52 EPS for the current year.

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Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Concourse Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 381.5% in the 3rd quarter. Concourse Capital Management LLC now owns 56,196 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $428,000 after purchasing an additional 44,526 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 30.3% in the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 118,728 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $950,000 after purchasing an additional 27,597 shares during the last quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 15.5% in the 3rd quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC now owns 2,444,979 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $18,606,000 after purchasing an additional 328,821 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 3.8% in the 3rd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,861,230 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $14,164,000 after purchasing an additional 68,307 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation by 47.0% in the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 468,439 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $3,564,000 after purchasing an additional 149,680 shares during the last quarter. 95.55% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several brokerages recently commented on KEYW. Zacks Investment Research cut The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub cut The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Maxim Group set a $13.00 price target on The KEYW Holding Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Drexel Hamilton upgraded The KEYW Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Noble Financial reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.25.

The KEYW Holding Corporation Company Profile

The KeyW Holding Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a provider of engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of the Intelligence, cyber and counterterrorism communities missions. It operates through Government Solutions segment.

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