Schroder Investment Management Group trimmed its holdings in shares of Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) by 47.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 101,220 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 91,317 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned about 0.05% of Keysight Technologies worth $4,188,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware purchased a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies during the second quarter valued at about $100,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies during the second quarter valued at about $207,000. Windward Capital Management Co. CA purchased a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies during the third quarter valued at about $232,000. Cadence Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 1.1% during the second quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC now owns 6,167 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $240,000 after buying an additional 66 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Moors & Cabot Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies during the second quarter valued at about $248,000. Institutional investors own 89.20% of the company’s stock.

In other Keysight Technologies news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 58,931 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.64, for a total transaction of $2,453,886.84. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 75,314 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.06, for a total transaction of $3,243,020.84. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 356,816 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,364,496.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.23% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE KEYS) traded down $1.12 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $42.23. 800,400 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 873,545. The stock has a market cap of $8,035.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.27, a P/E/G ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a quick ratio of 1.94, a current ratio of 2.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Keysight Technologies Inc. has a 52-week low of $35.05 and a 52-week high of $45.65.

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

Several analysts have commented on KEYS shares. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Friday, October 20th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Friday. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Keysight Technologies has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $47.67.

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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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