Press coverage about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Keysight Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.0661980091504 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Stocks With Rising Relative Strength: Keysight Technologies (finance.yahoo.com)
- Waveform Generator Market 2018 Competitive Landscape Exploration, Craze, Inventory (industrytoday.co.uk)
- Keysight Technologies Inc (KEYS) President and CEO Ronald S. Nersesian Sold $7.3 million of Shares – GuruFocus.com (gurufocus.com)
- Which Hardware in the Loop (HITL) Scenario Works for You? (mouser.com)
Shares of Keysight Technologies (NYSE KEYS) traded down $0.24 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $45.77. The company had a trading volume of 450,760 shares, compared to its average volume of 831,339. Keysight Technologies has a 52-week low of $35.05 and a 52-week high of $46.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 2.66 and a quick ratio of 1.94. The company has a market cap of $8,570.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 76.28 and a beta of 1.18.
Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $878.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $891.55 million. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 19.79% and a net margin of 3.20%. Keysight Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.64 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Keysight Technologies will post 2.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
KEYS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Finally, TheStreet raised Keysight Technologies from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $47.60.
In other Keysight Technologies news, SVP Stephen D. Williams sold 12,296 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.79, for a total transaction of $513,849.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP John C. Skinner sold 9,843 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.04, for a total value of $413,799.72. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 29,198 shares in the company, valued at $1,227,483.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 259,819 shares of company stock worth $11,483,635 over the last 90 days. 1.23% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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