Media stories about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Keysight Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.7267344862988 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) traded down $0.21 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $41.82. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 606,285 shares, compared to its average volume of 871,795. Keysight Technologies has a 52 week low of $35.05 and a 52 week high of $45.65. The company has a current ratio of 2.66, a quick ratio of 1.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The stock has a market cap of $7,790.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.77, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 1.18.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $891.55 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.64 EPS. Keysight Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Keysight Technologies will post 2.54 earnings per share for the current year.

KEYS has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on Keysight Technologies from $45.50 to $49.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up previously from $49.00) on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.60.

In other news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 75,314 shares of the business’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 transaction, the insider now directly owns 356,816 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,364,496.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 58,931 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.64, for a total value of $2,453,886.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.23% of the stock is currently owned by 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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