News headlines about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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 media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 47.5306764213377 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Keysight Technologies (NYSE KEYS) traded up $0.64 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $43.35. 1,800,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 772,295. Keysight Technologies has a 1-year low of $35.05 and a 1-year high of $45.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 2.66 and a quick ratio of 2.04. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,060.00, a P/E ratio of 18.99, a PEG ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 1.18.

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

Several analysts have recently commented on KEYS shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Keysight Technologies from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price (up previously from $49.00) on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Friday, September 1st. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Friday, October 20th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.67.

In other Keysight Technologies news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 58,931 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 9th. The shares were 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 Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company 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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