Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) VP John C. Skinner sold 15,058 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.79, for a total value of $614,215.82. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) opened at 40.08 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $7.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.37 and a beta of 1.15. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $41.20 and its 200-day moving average price is $38.85. Keysight Technologies Inc. has a 12 month low of $29.25 and a 12 month high of $43.15.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $832 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $862.38 million. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 20.85% and a net margin of 7.58%. Keysight Technologies’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.63 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Keysight Technologies Inc. will post $2.47 earnings per share for the current year.

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KEYS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. TheStreet lowered Keysight Technologies from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on Keysight Technologies in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $44.00 price objective for the company. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Keysight Technologies in a research report on Monday, May 15th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $44.00 price objective for the company. ValuEngine upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Bank of America Corporation set a $53.00 price objective on Keysight Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Keysight Technologies currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $46.60.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Oak Associates Ltd. OH grew its position in Keysight Technologies by 8.7% during the 2nd quarter. Oak Associates Ltd. OH now owns 289,870 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $11,285,000 after acquiring an additional 23,230 shares during the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd grew its position in Keysight Technologies by 80.4% during the 2nd quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 122,833 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $4,782,000 after acquiring an additional 54,738 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its position in Keysight Technologies by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 424,633 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $16,531,000 after acquiring an additional 1,762 shares during the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. grew its position in Keysight Technologies by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 55,272 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $2,152,000 after acquiring an additional 1,354 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Keysight Technologies during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $207,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.07% of the company’s stock.

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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