KEYW Holding Corp. Forecasted to Post Q1 2019 Earnings of ($0.02) Per Share (KEYW)

KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) – Equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for KEYW in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, March 12th. Seaport Global Securities analyst J. Sullivan expects that the software maker will post earnings per share of ($0.02) for the quarter. Seaport Global Securities has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for KEYW’s Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.01) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.04 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.03 EPS.

A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on KEYW. Noble Financial reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $10.50 price target on shares of KEYW in a research report on Monday, January 21st. TheStreet raised KEYW from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, November 26th. ValuEngine cut KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 21st. BidaskClub lowered shares of KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of KEYW from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 9th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. KEYW presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.63.

KEYW opened at $7.96 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $415.82 million, a PE ratio of -44.22 and a beta of 1.28. KEYW has a 12 month low of $6.12 and a 12 month high of $10.06.

KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 12th. The software maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $126.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $128.10 million. KEYW had a negative net margin of 4.34% and a negative return on equity of 2.92%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in KEYW. NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan grew its position in shares of KEYW by 16.0% during the 4th quarter. NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan now owns 58,000 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $388,000 after acquiring an additional 8,000 shares during the period. Two Sigma Advisers LP grew its position in shares of KEYW by 30.0% during the 4th quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 34,929 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $234,000 after acquiring an additional 8,055 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of KEYW by 4.2% during the 3rd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 252,932 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $2,190,000 after acquiring an additional 10,162 shares during the period. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of KEYW by 55.2% during the 3rd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 36,228 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $314,000 after acquiring an additional 12,886 shares during the period. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY grew its position in shares of KEYW by 391.3% during the 4th quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 16,179 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $108,000 after acquiring an additional 12,886 shares during the period.

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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