Media headlines about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Keysight Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.94520586288 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
A number of research analysts have issued reports on KEYS shares. TheStreet raised shares of Keysight Technologies from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. BidaskClub raised shares of Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. Keysight Technologies has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $47.60.
Shares of Keysight Technologies (KEYS) traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $46.48. 549,840 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 730,843. Keysight Technologies has a 1 year low of $35.05 and a 1 year high of $46.49. The company has a market cap of $8,700.00, a PE ratio of 77.47 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a current ratio of 2.66, a quick ratio of 1.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.
Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last announced its 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. Keysight Technologies had a net margin of 3.20% and a return on equity of 19.79%. The firm had revenue of $878.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $891.55 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.64 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Keysight Technologies will post 2.53 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 75,314 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.06, for a total transaction of $3,243,020.84. Following the sale, the insider now owns 356,816 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,364,496.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 162,366 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.04, for a total transaction of $7,312,964.64. Following the sale, the insider now owns 517,674 shares in the company, valued at approximately $23,316,036.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 259,819 shares of company stock worth $11,483,635. Company insiders own 1.23% of the company’s stock.
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About Keysight Technologies
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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