News headlines about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Keysight Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.966245619062 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on KEYS shares. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $43.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.60.
Keysight Technologies (KEYS) traded up $1.26 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $46.01. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 752,719 shares, compared to its average volume of 772,664. The company has a current ratio of 2.66, a quick ratio of 1.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The company has a market capitalization of $8,620.00, a PE ratio of 76.68 and a beta of 1.18. Keysight Technologies has a twelve month low of $35.05 and a twelve month high of $46.02.
Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $878.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $891.55 million. Keysight Technologies had a negative return on equity of 6.73% and a negative net margin of 4.33%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.64 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Keysight Technologies will post 2.53 EPS for the current year.
In other Keysight Technologies news, VP John C. Skinner sold 9,843 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.04, for a total transaction of $413,799.72. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 29,198 shares in the company, valued at $1,227,483.92. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 75,314 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.06, for a total value of $3,243,020.84. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 356,816 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,364,496.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 259,819 shares of company stock worth $11,483,635 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 1.23% of the company’s stock.
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Keysight Technologies Company Profile
Keysight Technologies, Inc is a measurement company engaged in providing electronic design and test solutions to communications and electronics industries. The Company provides electronic design and test instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment.
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