Keysight Technologies (KEYS) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Keysight Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.2832871265694 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently issued reports on KEYS. BidaskClub downgraded Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $47.33.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) traded up $0.08 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $44.56. The stock had a trading volume of 417,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 873,304. The company has a market cap of $8,260.00, a P/E ratio of 20.25, a P/E/G ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a current ratio of 2.75, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. Keysight Technologies has a 52-week low of $33.78 and a 52-week high of $45.65.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $832.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $862.38 million. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 20.85% and a net margin of 7.58%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.63 EPS. research analysts expect that Keysight Technologies will post 2.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 58,931 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.64, for a total transaction of $2,453,886.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP John C. Skinner sold 15,058 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.79, for a total value of $614,215.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 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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