ClariVest Asset Management LLC Sells 2,180 Shares of Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS)

ClariVest Asset Management LLC cut its stake in Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYSGet Rating) by 2.6% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 81,389 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 2,180 shares during the quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Keysight Technologies were worth $16,808,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of KEYS. Veritable L.P. boosted its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 1.3% during the third quarter. Veritable L.P. now owns 4,260 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $700,000 after purchasing an additional 55 shares during the last quarter. First National Bank of Hutchinson boosted its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 3.2% in the 4th quarter. First National Bank of Hutchinson now owns 2,085 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $431,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of Keysight Technologies by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,552 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $527,000 after acquiring an additional 70 shares in the last quarter. PFG Advisors increased its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 0.9% during the fourth quarter. PFG Advisors now owns 8,065 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $1,666,000 after acquiring an additional 70 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. lifted its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 4.4% during the fourth quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 1,700 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $351,000 after acquiring an additional 71 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.00% of the company’s stock.

KEYS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. StockNews.com began coverage on Keysight Technologies in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies from $190.00 to $180.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 12th. Susquehanna Bancshares reissued a “buy” rating and set a $222.00 target price on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Monday, February 7th. Robert W. Baird decreased their price target on shares of Keysight Technologies from $198.00 to $166.00 in a research note on Monday, May 16th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $176.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, March 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, Keysight Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $193.00.

In other news, SVP Jeffrey K. Li sold 3,000 shares of Keysight Technologies stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $162.34, for a total transaction of $487,020.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Ingrid A. Estrada sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $159.62, for a total transaction of $319,240.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.52% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Shares of NYSE:KEYS traded down $1.31 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $138.85. 1,117,691 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,178,756. Keysight Technologies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $127.93 and a 52-week high of $209.08. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $147.70 and a 200 day moving average of $169.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 2.86 and a quick ratio of 2.39. The company has a market cap of $25.27 billion, a PE ratio of 25.35, a P/E/G ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 1.08.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYSGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 17th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.68 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $1.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.30 billion. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 30.60% and a net margin of 19.90%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.34 EPS. Sell-side analysts forecast that Keysight Technologies, Inc. will post 6.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Keysight Technologies Company Profile (Get Rating)

Keysight Technologies, Inc provides electronic design and test solutions to commercial communications, networking, aerospace, defense and government, automotive, energy, semiconductor, electronic, and education industries in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Its Communications Solutions Group segment provides electronic design automation (EDA) software; radio frequency and microwave test solutions, and related software; hardware and virtual network test platforms and software applications, including data center, routing and switching, software defined networking, security, and encryption; oscilloscopes, logic and serial protocol analyzers, logic-signal sources, arbitrary waveform generators, and bit error rate testers; and optical modulation analyzers, optical component analyzers, optical power meters, and optical laser source solutions, as well as resells refurbished used Keysight equipment.

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