Media headlines about KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) have been trending positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. KEYW Holding Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.45 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 68 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment’s analysis:
- KEYW Holding Corp. (KEYW) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.03 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- The KEYW Holding Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : KEYW-US : April 21, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- KeyW to Report First Quarter 2017 Financial Results on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- KEYW Holding Corp. (KEYW) Earns Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.30 (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) traded down 0.84% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $9.50. 615,017 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. KEYW Holding Corp. has a 1-year low of $6.23 and a 1-year high of $13.57. The firm’s market capitalization is $383.14 million. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $9.42 and a 200 day moving average price of $10.86.
KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 8th. The software maker reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.07. The business had revenue of $68.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $72.30 million. KEYW Holding Corp. had a positive return on equity of 0.09% and a negative net margin of 9.10%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 14.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.12) earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that KEYW Holding Corp. will post $0.11 earnings per share for the current year.
Several equities research analysts have commented on KEYW shares. Noble Financial restated a “hold” rating on shares of KEYW Holding Corp. in a research note on Monday, March 13th. Maxim Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of KEYW Holding Corp. in a research note on Saturday, March 11th. Royal Bank of Canada started coverage on shares of KEYW Holding Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, February 15th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $12.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of KEYW Holding Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, January 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.38.
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In related news, CAO Kimberly Dechello sold 4,505 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.14, for a total transaction of $45,680.70. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Mark Anthony Willard sold 4,555 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.14, for a total transaction of $46,187.70. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 162,044 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,643,126.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 7.90% of the company’s stock.
KEYW Holding Corp. Company Profile
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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