Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 75,314 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred 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 transaction, the insider now directly owns 356,816 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,364,496.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE KEYS) opened at $42.23 on Tuesday. Keysight Technologies Inc. has a one year low of $35.05 and a one year high of $45.65. The firm 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. 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 (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, beating the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.12. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 19.79% and a net margin of 3.20%. The firm had revenue of $878.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $891.55 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.64 EPS. Keysight Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Keysight Technologies Inc. will post 2.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on KEYS shares. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on Keysight Technologies from $45.50 to $49.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective (up from $49.00) on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, TheStreet raised Keysight Technologies from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. 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 currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.67.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in KEYS. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in Keysight Technologies by 2.5% during the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 8,977 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $349,000 after buying an additional 217 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its position in Keysight Technologies by 52.4% during the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 50,069 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,950,000 after buying an additional 17,214 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its position in Keysight Technologies by 1.1% during the second 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 buying an additional 367 shares in the last quarter. NGAM Advisors L.P. purchased a new position in Keysight Technologies during the second quarter worth $796,000. Finally, Sei Investments Co. increased its position in Keysight Technologies by 7.0% during the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 85,643 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $3,334,000 after buying an additional 5,602 shares in the last quarter. 89.20% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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