Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

KEYS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on Keysight Technologies from $60.00 to $75.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $72.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, August 24th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on Keysight Technologies in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $73.00 price target for the company. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group increased their price target on Keysight Technologies to $74.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $71.56.

KEYS stock opened at $55.57 on Tuesday. Keysight Technologies has a twelve month low of $41.33 and a twelve month high of $70.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 1.75 and a current ratio of 2.42. The company has a market capitalization of $10.87 billion, a PE ratio of 24.92 and a beta of 1.19.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 21st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.89 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.10. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 20.58% and a net margin of 6.50%. The company had revenue of $1 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $961.91 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.61 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Keysight Technologies will post 2.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Keysight Technologies news, CFO Neil Dougherty sold 3,999 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.57, for a total value of $262,214.43. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 0.97% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in KEYS. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System grew its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 1.6% in the third quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 51,300 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $3,400,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares in the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 1.3% in the third quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 73,825 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $4,893,000 after purchasing an additional 922 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio grew its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 15.5% in the third quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 7,948 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $526,000 after purchasing an additional 1,067 shares in the last quarter. Mcrae Capital Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 15.7% in the third quarter. Mcrae Capital Management Inc. now owns 8,125 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $539,000 after purchasing an additional 1,100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 27.0% in the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 5,722 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $338,000 after purchasing an additional 1,216 shares in the last quarter. 88.61% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Keysight Technologies Company Profile

Keysight Technologies, Inc provides electronic design and test solutions to communications and electronics industries internationally. Its Communications Solutions Group segment provides radio frequency and microwave test instruments and related software, and electronic design automation (EDA) software tools; oscilloscopes, logic and serial protocol analyzers, logic-signal sources, arbitrary waveform generators, and bit error rate testers; optical modulation analyzers, component analyzers, power meters, and laser source products, as well as optical amplifier, filter, and other passive component solutions; and related software solutions.

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