Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) Shares Bought by Unigestion Holding SA

Unigestion Holding SA increased its holdings in Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYSGet Rating) by 28.6% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 36,112 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,026 shares during the quarter. Unigestion Holding SA’s holdings in Keysight Technologies were worth $7,457,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Harrell Investment Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 11.7% in the third quarter. Harrell Investment Partners LLC now owns 9,747 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,601,000 after acquiring an additional 1,021 shares in the last quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec raised its stake in Keysight Technologies by 169.6% during the third quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 49,304 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $8,100,000 after buying an additional 31,016 shares in the last quarter. Hunter Associates Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Keysight Technologies during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $223,000. Avantax Advisory Services Inc. raised its stake in Keysight Technologies by 28.6% during the fourth quarter. Avantax Advisory Services Inc. now owns 1,655 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $342,000 after buying an additional 368 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Baker Tilly Wealth Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Keysight Technologies by 39.2% during the fourth quarter. Baker Tilly Wealth Management LLC now owns 4,698 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $970,000 after purchasing an additional 1,322 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Susquehanna reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $222.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Monday, February 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $145.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $176.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, March 11th. StockNews.com assumed coverage on Keysight Technologies in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut their target price on Keysight Technologies from $190.00 to $180.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 12th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, Keysight Technologies has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $193.00.

Shares of NYSE KEYS traded up $3.81 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $141.26. The company had a trading volume of 865,134 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,174,258. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 2.86 and a quick ratio of 2.39. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $146.60 and its 200-day simple moving average is $168.54. Keysight Technologies, Inc. has a 12 month low of $127.93 and a 12 month high of $209.08. The firm has a market cap of $25.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.54, a PEG ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 1.08.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYSGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 17th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.83 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.68 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $1.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.30 billion. Keysight Technologies had a net margin of 19.90% and a return on equity of 30.60%. The firm’s revenue was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.34 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Keysight Technologies, Inc. will post 6.07 EPS for the current year.

In other Keysight Technologies news, Director Kevin A. Stephens purchased 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 24th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $158.92 per share, with a total value of $158,920.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Jeffrey K. Li sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $162.34, for a total transaction of $487,020.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.52% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Keysight Technologies (Get Rating)

Keysight Technologies, Inc provides electronic design and test solutions to commercial communications, networking, aerospace, defense and government, automotive, energy, semiconductor, electronic, and education industries in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Its Communications Solutions Group segment provides electronic design automation (EDA) software; radio frequency and microwave test solutions, and related software; hardware and virtual network test platforms and software applications, including data center, routing and switching, software defined networking, security, and encryption; oscilloscopes, logic and serial protocol analyzers, logic-signal sources, arbitrary waveform generators, and bit error rate testers; and optical modulation analyzers, optical component analyzers, optical power meters, and optical laser source solutions, as well as resells refurbished used Keysight equipment.

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