Media coverage about Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Keysight Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.3867447521104 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- ‘The Push and Pull of Technology Solutions for 5G’ Highlights WAMICON 2017 (microwavejournal.com)
- Keysight Technologies’ : Type-C Test Solutions Provide Most Extensive Automated Validation of Physical Layer for High-Speed Interfaces more+ (4-traders.com)
- Keysight Technologies, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : KEYS-US : September 18, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Keysight Technologies (KEYS) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Review (americanbankingnews.com)
- Cascade Microtech (CSCD) versus Keysight Technologies (KEYS) Financial Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Keysight Technologies (KEYS) opened at 41.62 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $40.88 and a 200-day moving average of $39.01. Keysight Technologies has a one year low of $30.44 and a one year high of $43.15. The company has a market cap of $7.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.75 and a beta of 1.15.
Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last announced 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. Keysight Technologies had a net margin of 7.58% and a return on equity of 20.85%. The business had revenue of $832.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $862.38 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.63 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Keysight Technologies will post $2.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several equities analysts recently commented on KEYS shares. Citigroup Inc. started coverage on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $44.00 target price on the stock. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on shares of Keysight Technologies from $45.50 to $49.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 31st. ValuEngine raised shares of Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Bank of America Corporation set a $53.00 target price on shares of Keysight Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Keysight Technologies has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $46.60.
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In other news, SVP Michael Gasparian sold 2,677 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.66, for a total value of $111,523.82. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 65,926 shares in the company, valued at $2,746,477.16. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Jay Alexander sold 11,663 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.50, for a total transaction of $449,025.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 48,407 shares in the company, valued at $1,863,669.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 425,835 shares of company stock worth $16,381,392. 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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