Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) by 5.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 55,292 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,717 shares during the quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Keysight Technologies were worth $4,821,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in KEYS. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 21.5% in the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 5,442,341 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $360,718,000 after purchasing an additional 962,129 shares during the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 77.5% in the 3rd quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 10,806 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $716,000 after purchasing an additional 4,717 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 4.4% in the 3rd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 311,408 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $20,640,000 after purchasing an additional 12,992 shares during the last quarter. Man Group plc boosted its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 43.8% in the 3rd quarter. Man Group plc now owns 56,348 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $3,735,000 after purchasing an additional 17,163 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Keysight Technologies by 10.0% in the 3rd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 198,131 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $13,132,000 after purchasing an additional 17,931 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.25% of the company’s stock.
In other news, VP John C. Skinner sold 4,671 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.61, for a total value of $395,213.31. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 30,377 shares in the company, valued at $2,570,197.97. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Jay Alexander sold 17,342 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.52, for a total transaction of $1,465,745.84. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 78,720 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,653,414.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 99,707 shares of company stock worth $8,455,884. 0.65% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Shares of NYSE KEYS opened at $89.84 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $16.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.95 and a beta of 1.17. Keysight Technologies Inc has a 12-month low of $50.59 and a 12-month high of $92.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a current ratio of 1.82.
Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 21st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $978.22 million. Keysight Technologies had a net margin of 4.57% and a return on equity of 25.15%. Equities research analysts predict that Keysight Technologies Inc will post 3.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on KEYS shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 8th. Jefferies Financial Group upped their price objective on shares of Keysight Technologies to $100.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 28th. TheStreet raised shares of Keysight Technologies from a “c+” rating to an “a-” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 21st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on shares of Keysight Technologies from $87.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Keysight Technologies currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $86.11.
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Keysight Technologies Company Profile
Keysight Technologies, Inc provides electronic design and test solutions to commercial communications, networking, aerospace, defense and government, automotive, energy, semiconductor, and electronic industries in the Americas and the Asia Pacific. Its Communications Solutions Group segment provides radio frequency and microwave test instruments, and electronic design automation software tools; oscilloscopes, logic and serial protocol analyzers, logic-signal sources, arbitrary waveform generators, and bit error rate testers; optical modulation analyzers, component analyzers, power meters, and optical laser source solutions, as well as optical amplifier, filter, and other passive component solutions; and related software solutions.
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