Press coverage about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Keysight Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.8678199062994 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. 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, Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Keysight Technologies has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.33.

Keysight Technologies (KEYS) opened at $44.78 on Monday. Keysight Technologies has a 12-month low of $31.82 and a 12-month high of $44.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,300.78, a PE ratio of 20.35, a P/E/G ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a current ratio of 2.75.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.61 earnings per share 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 firm had revenue of $832.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $862.38 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.63 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Keysight Technologies will post 2.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, VP John C. Skinner sold 15,058 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.79, for a total value of $614,215.82. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 58,931 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.64, for a total value of $2,453,886.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.23% of the company’s stock.

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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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