Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) by 2.4% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 2,202,631 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 50,913 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc.’s holdings in KEYW were worth $19,075,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its holdings in KEYW by 3.3% in the third quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 2,887,349 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $25,004,000 after acquiring an additional 91,815 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in KEYW by 4.2% in the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 252,932 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $2,190,000 after acquiring an additional 10,162 shares in the last quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its holdings in KEYW by 327.7% in the third quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 1,769,559 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $15,324,000 after acquiring an additional 1,355,840 shares in the last quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in KEYW by 55.2% in the third quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 36,228 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $314,000 after acquiring an additional 12,886 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Allianz Asset Management GmbH bought a new stake in KEYW in the third quarter worth $181,000.
Several research firms have commented on KEYW. Noble Financial reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $10.50 target price on shares of KEYW in a report on Monday, January 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised KEYW from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 9th. BidaskClub downgraded KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 27th. ValuEngine downgraded KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 21st. Finally, TheStreet raised KEYW from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, November 26th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.63.
Shares of NASDAQ:KEYW opened at $7.19 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $358.48 million, a PE ratio of -15.98 and a beta of 1.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a current ratio of 1.72. KEYW Holding Corp. has a 1 year low of $6.12 and a 1 year high of $10.06.
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KEYW Company Profile
The KeyW Holding Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information across the spectrum of the intelligence, cyber, and counterterrorism communities in the United States. The company's solutions are designed to meet the critical needs of agile intelligence and U.S.
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