Media coverage about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Keysight Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.8783695018247 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Keysight Technologies (NYSE KEYS) traded up $0.04 during trading on Thursday, reaching $45.19. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 379,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 863,665. The company has a current ratio of 2.75, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. Keysight Technologies has a 1-year low of $35.05 and a 1-year high of $45.65. The stock has a market cap of $8,410.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.52, a PEG ratio of 2.31 and a beta of 1.22.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 30th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.07. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 20.85% and a net margin of 7.58%. The business had revenue of $832.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $862.38 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.63 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 16.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Keysight Technologies will post 2.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Friday, October 20th. TheStreet upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. BidaskClub upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Barclays PLC assumed coverage on Keysight Technologies in a research report on Monday, August 7th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $50.00 price objective on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Keysight Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.33.

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In other news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 58,931 shares of the company’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 transaction of $2,453,886.84. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP John C. Skinner sold 15,058 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.79, for a total value of $614,215.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.23% of the company’s stock.

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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