Flinton Capital Management LLC decreased its position in shares of Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) by 61.6% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,520 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 8,864 shares during the period. Flinton Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Keysight Technologies were worth $343,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust grew its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 41.3% during the 4th quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 527 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $33,000 after buying an additional 154 shares in the last quarter. Dean Investment Associates LLC grew its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 1.0% during the 4th quarter. Dean Investment Associates LLC now owns 18,332 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $1,138,000 after buying an additional 183 shares in the last quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV grew its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 1.3% during the 4th quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 15,632 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $970,000 after buying an additional 201 shares in the last quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC grew its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 15.8% during the 4th quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC now owns 2,489 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 339 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Weybosset Research & Management LLC grew its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 0.3% during the 4th quarter. Weybosset Research & Management LLC now owns 123,576 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $7,672,000 after buying an additional 355 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.50% of the company’s stock.

KEYS stock opened at $85.98 on Friday. Keysight Technologies Inc has a fifty-two week low of $50.25 and a fifty-two week high of $86.59. The company has a quick ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 1.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $16.16 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.66 and a beta of 1.17.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 21st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.09. Keysight Technologies had a net margin of 4.57% and a return on equity of 25.15%. The firm had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $978.22 million. Analysts predict that Keysight Technologies Inc will post 3.6 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 15th. TheStreet raised shares of Keysight Technologies from a “c+” rating to an “a-” rating in a report on Thursday, February 21st. Deutsche Bank increased their price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies to $100.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 22nd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 20th. Finally, Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Friday, March 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $83.11.

In other Keysight Technologies news, SVP Satish Dhanasekaran sold 1,354 shares of Keysight Technologies stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.54, for a total transaction of $83,325.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 29,337 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,805,398.98. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP John C. Skinner sold 4,671 shares of Keysight Technologies stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.61, for a total transaction of $395,213.31. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 30,377 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,570,197.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 96,286 shares of company stock valued at $8,130,230 over the last ninety days. 0.65% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc provides electronic design and test solutions to commercial communications, networking, aerospace, defense and government, automotive, energy, semiconductor, and electronic industries in the Americas and the Asia Pacific. Its Communications Solutions Group segment provides radio frequency and microwave test instruments, and electronic design automation 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 optical laser source solutions, as well as optical amplifier, filter, and other passive component solutions; and related software solutions.

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