Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS – Free Report) – Equities researchers at Zacks Research lifted their Q4 2024 EPS estimates for Keysight Technologies in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, July 18th. Zacks Research analyst S. Bose now expects that the scientific and technical instruments company will earn $1.98 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.97. The consensus estimate for Keysight Technologies’ current full-year earnings is $7.49 per share. Zacks Research also issued estimates for Keysight Technologies’ Q2 2025 earnings at $2.09 EPS.
Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS – Get Free Report) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 16th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $2.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.95 by $0.17. Keysight Technologies had a net margin of 21.11% and a return on equity of 31.75%. The business had revenue of $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.38 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.68 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis.
Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies from $218.00 to $205.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. StockNews.com began coverage on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Thursday, May 18th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Citigroup assumed coverage on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Thursday, June 29th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $200.00 price objective for the company. VNET Group restated an “initiates” rating on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on shares of Keysight Technologies from $184.00 to $180.00 in a report on Monday, April 24th. Three equity research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $193.67.
Keysight Technologies Price Performance
Shares of KEYS opened at $168.38 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 3.35 and a quick ratio of 2.68. The company’s 50-day moving average is $162.89 and its 200-day moving average is $163.29. Keysight Technologies has a fifty-two week low of $139.63 and a fifty-two week high of $189.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $30.03 billion, a PE ratio of 25.67, a PEG ratio of 2.76 and a beta of 1.05.
Insider Buying and Selling
In other Keysight Technologies news, SVP Soon Chai Gooi sold 29,139 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $161.95, for a total transaction of $4,719,061.05. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 227,874 shares in the company, valued at approximately $36,904,194.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available on the SEC website. In other news, SVP Soon Chai Gooi sold 29,139 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $161.95, for a total transaction of $4,719,061.05. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 227,874 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $36,904,194.30. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed via this hyperlink. Also, Director Kevin A. Stephens bought 420 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 19th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $157.45 per share, for a total transaction of $66,129.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 5,589 shares in the company, valued at approximately $879,988.05. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.51% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Institutional Investors Weigh In On Keysight Technologies
A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management acquired a new stake in Keysight Technologies during the first quarter worth about $27,000. VitalStone Financial LLC purchased a new position in Keysight Technologies during the first quarter worth approximately $35,000. Optiver Holding BV purchased a new position in Keysight Technologies during the first quarter worth approximately $28,000. Raleigh Capital Management Inc. lifted its position in Keysight Technologies by 227.8% during the fourth quarter. Raleigh Capital Management Inc. now owns 177 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $30,000 after buying an additional 123 shares in the last quarter. Finally, CoreCap Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Keysight Technologies during the fourth quarter worth approximately $32,000. 84.08% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
About Keysight Technologies
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Keysight Technologies, Inc provides electronic design and test solutions to commercial communications, networking, aerospace, defense and government, automotive, energy, semiconductor, electronics, 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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