Polianta Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 11,300 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,098,000.

Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in KEYS. Nuveen Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 23,251.3% in the second quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 3,064,396 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $275,214,000 after acquiring an additional 3,051,273 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 75.7% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 4,754,203 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $414,185,000 after acquiring an additional 2,048,611 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 9.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 15,859,092 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,424,307,000 after acquiring an additional 1,398,576 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 208.6% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,167,440 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $104,848,000 after acquiring an additional 789,128 shares during the period. Finally, Invesco Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 31.2% in the second quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 3,232,699 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $290,329,000 after acquiring an additional 768,856 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 85.86% of the company’s stock.

In other Keysight Technologies news, SVP Satish Dhanasekaran sold 2,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.56, for a total value of $251,056.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 33,140 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,199,998.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Jay Alexander sold 18,067 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.01, for a total value of $1,698,478.67. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 24,167 shares of company stock worth $2,299,535. Insiders own 0.65% of the company’s stock.

KEYS traded up $3.23 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $94.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 44,735 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,764,463. Keysight Technologies Inc has a twelve month low of $53.21 and a twelve month high of $102.00. The company has a quick ratio of 1.56, a current ratio of 2.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. The stock’s fifty day moving average price is $96.75 and its 200-day moving average price is $88.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $17.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.50, a PEG ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 1.27.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 21st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.22. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 28.65% and a net margin of 7.38%. The firm had revenue of $1.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.04 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.89 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Keysight Technologies Inc will post 4.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Barclays assumed coverage on Keysight Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $103.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine lowered Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 4th. Goldman Sachs Group lowered Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $86.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Sunday, July 21st. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 price objective (up from $110.00) on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Thursday, August 22nd. Finally, Citigroup set a $100.00 price objective on Keysight Technologies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Keysight Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $99.11.

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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