News stories about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) have been trending positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Keysight Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.0148344740348 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Keysight Technologies (KEYS) traded up $0.45 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $42.68. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,652,852 shares, compared to its average volume of 883,069. 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 $7,911.51, a PE ratio of 18.97, a PEG ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.13. Keysight Technologies has a 1-year low of $35.05 and a 1-year high of $45.65.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, December 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $878.00 million for 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 revenue for the quarter was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.64 EPS. analysts forecast that Keysight Technologies will post 2.54 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on KEYS. Zacks Investment Research raised Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, October 20th. TheStreet raised Keysight Technologies from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $47.60.

In other news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 75,314 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.06, for a total value of $3,243,020.84. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 356,816 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,364,496.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 58,931 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on 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. Insiders have sold a total of 144,088 shares of company stock worth $6,110,707 in the last ninety days. 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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