Stifel Nicolaus reiterated their hold rating on shares of Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) in a report issued on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a $43.00 target price on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock.

Several other analysts have also issued reports on the company. Jefferies Group restated a buy rating and issued a $52.00 price objective 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. Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on Keysight Technologies from $45.50 to $49.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Robert W. Baird restated a buy rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Keysight Technologies from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $47.67.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE KEYS) opened at $43.35 on Friday. Keysight Technologies has a 52-week low of $35.05 and a 52-week high of $45.65. The company has a current ratio of 2.66, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The company has a market capitalization of $8,035.70, a P/E ratio of 19.27, a P/E/G ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 1.13.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $878.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $891.55 million. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 19.79% and a net margin of 3.20%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 16.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.64 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Keysight Technologies will post 2.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 58,931 shares of the 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 document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 1.23% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Cadence Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Keysight Technologies by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC now owns 6,167 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $240,000 after acquiring an additional 66 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in Keysight Technologies by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 8,977 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $349,000 after acquiring an additional 217 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its stake in Keysight Technologies by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 26,956 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,049,000 after acquiring an additional 228 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its stake in Keysight Technologies by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 35,167 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,369,000 after acquiring an additional 367 shares during the period. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in Keysight Technologies by 7.8% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 7,405 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $288,000 after acquiring an additional 534 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.20% of the company’s stock.

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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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