Media stories about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Keysight Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.94520586288 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of brokerages recently issued reports on KEYS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $43.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research note on Friday, October 20th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Keysight Technologies from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.60.
Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) traded up $0.15 on Monday, reaching $46.48. 549,840 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 730,843. The company has a quick ratio of 1.94, a current ratio of 2.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The company has a market cap of $8,700.00, a PE ratio of 77.47 and a beta of 1.18. Keysight Technologies has a 1-year low of $35.05 and a 1-year high of $46.49.
In other news, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 75,314 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.06, for a total transaction of $3,243,020.84. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 356,816 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,364,496.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Ronald S. Nersesian sold 162,366 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.04, for a total transaction of $7,312,964.64. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 517,674 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $23,316,036.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 259,819 shares of company stock worth $11,483,635 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 1.23% of the company’s stock.
Keysight Technologies Company Profile
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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