News stories about The KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The KEYW earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 45.6067119357027 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of The KEYW (KEYW) traded down $0.16 on Monday, reaching $5.33. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 247,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 424,511. The KEYW has a 12-month low of $4.94 and a 12-month high of $13.57. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on KEYW shares. Maxim Group cut their price objective on The KEYW from $13.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of The KEYW in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Drexel Hamilton raised The KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $7.00 price target on The KEYW and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on The KEYW in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $6.00 price target on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The KEYW has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.20.

In other news, CFO Michael J. Alber acquired 19,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $5.36 per share, for a total transaction of $101,840.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 19,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $101,840. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Caroline S. Pisano acquired 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.19 per share, with a total value of $51,900.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 69,346 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $359,905.74. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders acquired 38,900 shares of company stock worth $203,735. Insiders own 4.62% of the company’s stock.

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About The KEYW

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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