Noble Financial Releases a Hold Rating on KEYW Holding

By Carrie Williams

In a report issued on March 9, Mark Jordan from Noble Financial reiterated a Hold rating on KEYW Holding (NASDAQ: KEYW). The company’s shares closed last Friday at $9.11.

According to, Jordan is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.9% and a 50.0% success rate. Jordan covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Information Services Group, Salem Communications Corp, and Entercom Communications.

Currently, the analyst consensus on KEYW Holding is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $12, representing a 31.7% upside.

In a report issued on March 9, Maxim Group also maintained a Hold rating on the stock.

Based on KEYW Holding’s latest earnings report for the quarter ending December 31, the company posted quarterly revenue of $68.93 million and GAAP net loss of $3.21 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $80.69 million and had a GAAP net loss of $4.77 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 17 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of KEYW in relation to earlier this year. Most recently, in June 2016, Caroline Pisano, a Director at KEYW sold 28,702 shares for a total of $249,994.

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The KEYW Holding Corp. engages in the provision of cyber security, cyber superiority, and geospatial intelligence solutions. It offers engineering services, cyber security and analytic products, and platforms that support the entire intelligence process including collection, processing, analysis, and impact. It operates through Government Solutions and Commercial Cyber Solutions segments. The company was founded in December 2009 and is headquartered in Hanover, MD.