Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Keysight Technologies (KEYS) Share Price

Press coverage about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Keysight Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.94520586288 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Keysight Technologies (KEYS) traded up $0.52 on Wednesday, hitting $44.99. 117,059 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 732,689. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.94 and a current ratio of 2.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,246.84, a P/E ratio of 74.15 and a beta of 1.21. Keysight Technologies has a one year low of $35.05 and a one year high of $48.03.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $878.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $891.55 million. Keysight Technologies had a net margin of 3.20% and a return on equity of 19.79%. The firm’s revenue was up 16.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.64 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Keysight Technologies will post 2.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of Keysight Technologies to $55.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 29th. TheStreet raised shares of Keysight Technologies from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Friday, October 20th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Keysight Technologies currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $48.50.

In other Keysight Technologies news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 162,366 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 75,314 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The stock was 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 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. 1.23% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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