News articles about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Keysight Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.966245619062 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Several equities research analysts have commented on KEYS shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Friday, October 20th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $43.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Friday, December 8th. TheStreet raised shares of Keysight Technologies from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $47.60.

Keysight Technologies (KEYS) traded down $0.81 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $44.34. 846,446 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 886,936. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.94 and a current ratio of 2.66. The company has a market capitalization of $8,300.00, a PE ratio of 73.90 and a beta of 1.18. Keysight Technologies has a one year low of $35.05 and a one year high of $45.78.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating 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 for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $891.55 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.64 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Keysight Technologies will post 2.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 75,314 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.06, for a total value of $3,243,020.84. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 356,816 shares in the company, valued at $15,364,496.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP John C. Skinner sold 9,843 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.04, for a total transaction of $413,799.72. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 29,198 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,227,483.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 97,453 shares of company stock worth $4,170,670 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 1.23% 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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