SG Capital Management LLC Acquires 290,546 Shares of KEYW Holding Corp. (KEYW)

SG Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) by 38.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,050,166 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 290,546 shares during the period. KEYW accounts for 2.2% of SG Capital Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 11th largest holding. SG Capital Management LLC owned 2.11% of KEYW worth $9,094,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in KEYW in the second quarter worth approximately $104,000. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in KEYW in the second quarter worth approximately $109,000. NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan bought a new position in KEYW in the third quarter worth approximately $433,000. Aperio Group LLC raised its position in KEYW by 23.1% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 57,993 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $507,000 after acquiring an additional 10,894 shares during the period. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP raised its position in KEYW by 15.8% in the second quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 70,113 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $613,000 after acquiring an additional 9,588 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.83% of the company’s stock.

KEYW has been the topic of several recent research reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. Noble Financial set a $11.00 price target on shares of KEYW and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their price target on shares of KEYW from $9.00 to $8.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of KEYW from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 23rd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. KEYW currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $9.83.

Shares of KEYW stock traded up $0.19 on Friday, hitting $8.50. 11,597 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 269,508. The company has a market capitalization of $428.96 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -18.89 and a beta of 0.56. KEYW Holding Corp. has a 52 week low of $4.94 and a 52 week high of $9.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 2.35 and a quick ratio of 1.95.

KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The software maker reported ($0.23) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.22) by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $128.14 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $124.91 million. KEYW had a negative net margin of 0.52% and a negative return on equity of 1.47%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.37) earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that KEYW Holding Corp. will post -0.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About KEYW

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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