Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its position in shares of Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) by 3.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 36,344 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 1,176 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Keysight Technologies were worth $1,512,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of KEYS. Keybank National Association OH raised its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 12.2% in the 3rd quarter. Keybank National Association OH now owns 34,022 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $1,417,000 after acquiring an additional 3,704 shares in the last quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 4.7% in the 3rd quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC now owns 99,542 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $4,146,000 after purchasing an additional 4,462 shares during the last quarter. Underhill Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Keysight Technologies in the 3rd quarter valued at $5,905,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 163.0% in the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 227,011 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $9,457,000 after purchasing an additional 140,708 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 32.7% in the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 53,915 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $2,246,000 after purchasing an additional 13,284 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.98% of the company’s stock.
In other Keysight Technologies news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 75,314 shares of Keysight Technologies 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 completion of the sale, the insider now owns 356,816 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,364,496.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP John C. Skinner sold 9,843 shares of Keysight Technologies 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 sale, the vice president now directly owns 29,198 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,227,483.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 259,819 shares of company stock valued at $11,483,635. 0.97% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Shares of Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) traded up $0.72 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $46.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 580,699 shares, compared to its average volume of 666,874. The company has a market capitalization of $8,670.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 77.15 and a beta of 1.21. Keysight Technologies Inc has a 1-year low of $35.05 and a 1-year high of $48.03. 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 issued 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 the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.12. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 19.79% and a net margin of 3.20%. The company had revenue of $878.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $891.55 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.64 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 16.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Keysight Technologies Inc will post 2.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
KEYS has been the topic of a number of research reports. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $43.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Deutsche Bank upped their price target on Keysight Technologies to $55.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $48.50.
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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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