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

Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Keysight Technologies from a c rating to a b- rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Keysight Technologies from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a buy rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Citigroup reiterated a buy rating and set a $50.00 price objective (up previously from $49.00) on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a buy rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Keysight Technologies presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $47.67.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) traded up $0.63 on Friday, reaching $43.35. 1,803,312 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 766,919. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,918.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.99, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 1.13. 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.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $878.00 million for 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 quarterly revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.64 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Keysight Technologies will post 2.39 EPS for the current year.

In other Keysight Technologies news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 58,931 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.64, for a total value of $2,453,886.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 1.23% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Hahn Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Keysight Technologies by 1.0% in the third quarter. Hahn Capital Management LLC now owns 1,021,825 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $42,569,000 after acquiring an additional 9,703 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in shares of Keysight Technologies by 5.2% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 400,222 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $16,673,000 after acquiring an additional 19,722 shares in the last quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Keysight Technologies by 146.4% in the third quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 322,600 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $13,440,000 after acquiring an additional 191,700 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its holdings in shares of Keysight Technologies by 32.7% in the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 53,915 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $2,246,000 after acquiring an additional 13,284 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Keysight Technologies by 95.2% in the third quarter. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc. now owns 28,125 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $1,172,000 after acquiring an additional 13,715 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds 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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