Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) was downgraded by Robert W. Baird from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat reports. They presently have a $82.00 price target on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock, down from their prior price target of $90.00. Robert W. Baird’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 8.81% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Deutsche Bank upped their price target on shares of Keysight Technologies from $100.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of Keysight Technologies from $87.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Citigroup raised shares of Keysight Technologies to a “top pick” rating and set a $100.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Jefferies Financial Group upped their price target on shares of Keysight Technologies to $100.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 26th. Finally, Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, March 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $89.33.

Shares of KEYS opened at $75.36 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a current ratio of 1.82. The firm has a market capitalization of $14.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.12 and a beta of 1.14. Keysight Technologies has a 1 year low of $52.67 and a 1 year high of $93.77.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 21st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $978.22 million. Keysight Technologies had a net margin of 4.57% and a return on equity of 25.15%. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Keysight Technologies will post 3.66 EPS for the current year.

In related news, SVP Mark Adam Wallace sold 4,775 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.65, for a total value of $408,978.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Neil Dougherty sold 42,133 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.85, for a total transaction of $3,574,985.05. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 77,217 shares in the company, valued at $6,551,862.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 99,707 shares of company stock worth $8,455,884. Corporate insiders own 0.65% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Golden State Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies in the 1st quarter worth about $27,000. Atlas Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies in the 1st quarter worth about $29,000. Kaizen Advisory LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies in the 4th quarter worth about $32,000. Sun Life Financial INC purchased a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies in the 4th quarter worth about $32,000. Finally, First Personal Financial Services purchased a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies in the 1st quarter worth about $46,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.55% of the company’s stock.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc provides electronic design and test solutions to commercial communications, networking, aerospace, defense and government, automotive, energy, semiconductor, and electronic industries in the Americas and the Asia Pacific. Its Communications Solutions Group segment provides radio frequency and microwave test instruments, and electronic design automation 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 optical laser source solutions, as well as optical amplifier, filter, and other passive component solutions; and related software solutions.

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