Recent Analysts’ Ratings Updates for Keysight Technologies (KEYS)

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) in the last few weeks:

  • 10/26/2018 – Keysight Technologies was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 10/24/2018 – Keysight Technologies was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Keysight Technologies, Inc. is an Applied Technology company that provides electronic measurement solutions to the communications and electronics industries. It provides electronic measurement 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. The Company provides start-up assistance, consulting, optimization and application support throughout the customer’s product lifecycle. It also offers customization, consulting and optimization services throughout the customer’s product lifecycle. Keysight Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California. “
  • 10/22/2018 – Keysight Technologies is now covered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They set a “buy” rating and a $73.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/18/2018 – Keysight Technologies was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating.

NYSE:KEYS traded up $1.35 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $60.05. The stock had a trading volume of 148,621 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,504,918. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 2.42 and a quick ratio of 1.75. Keysight Technologies Inc has a one year low of $41.33 and a one year high of $70.40. The company has a market cap of $10.72 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.93 and a beta of 1.19.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 21st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.10. Keysight Technologies had a net margin of 6.50% and a return on equity of 20.58%. The firm had revenue of $1 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $961.91 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.61 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 20.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Keysight Technologies Inc will post 2.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Keysight Technologies news, CFO Neil Dougherty sold 3,999 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.57, for a total value of $262,214.43. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.97% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in KEYS. ELM Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies during the 3rd quarter worth $101,000. Dupont Capital Management Corp bought a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies during the 2nd quarter worth $102,000. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies during the 2nd quarter worth $120,000. Smithfield Trust Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Keysight Technologies by 2,786.7% during the 3rd quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. now owns 2,165 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $143,000 after acquiring an additional 2,090 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Hawaiian Bank bought a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies during the 3rd quarter worth $149,000. 87.49% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Keysight Technologies, Inc provides electronic design and test solutions to communications and electronics industries internationally. Its Communications Solutions Group segment provides radio frequency and microwave test instruments and related software, and electronic design automation (EDA) software tools; oscilloscopes, logic and serial protocol analyzers, logic-signal sources, arbitrary waveform generators, and bit error rate testers; optical modulation analyzers, component analyzers, power meters, and laser source products, as well as optical amplifier, filter, and other passive component solutions; and related software solutions.

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