Scout Investments Inc. raised its holdings in Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) by 2.7% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 206,919 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 5,501 shares during the quarter. Scout Investments Inc. owned about 0.11% of Keysight Technologies worth $20,123,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 7.1% during the first quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 4,524 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $394,000 after purchasing an additional 301 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 8.1% during the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 195,724 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $17,067,000 after purchasing an additional 14,702 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 0.8% during the first quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 40,060 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $3,491,000 after purchasing an additional 335 shares in the last quarter. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. boosted its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 762.6% during the first quarter. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. now owns 5,167 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $450,000 after purchasing an additional 4,568 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board bought a new stake in shares of Keysight Technologies during the first quarter valued at approximately $692,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.86% of the company’s stock.

In other news, SVP Ingrid A. Estrada sold 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.00, for a total value of $350,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 73,159 shares in the company, valued at $7,315,900. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Satish Dhanasekaran sold 2,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.56, for a total value of $251,056.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 33,140 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,199,998.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 24,167 shares of company stock valued at $2,299,535 in the last quarter. 0.65% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

NYSE:KEYS traded up $3.11 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $94.53. 384,449 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,764,463. The business’s 50-day moving average price is $96.75 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $88.86. The stock has a market capitalization of $17.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.51, a P/E/G ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 1.27. Keysight Technologies Inc has a 1 year low of $53.21 and a 1 year high of $102.00. The company has a current ratio of 2.05, a quick ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 21st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.22. The business had revenue of $1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.04 billion. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 28.65% and a net margin of 7.38%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.89 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Keysight Technologies Inc will post 4.23 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine lowered Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 4th. Citigroup set a $100.00 price target on Keysight Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 16th. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and set a $110.00 price target (up from $90.00) on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Thursday, August 22nd. Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 price target (up from $110.00) on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Thursday, August 22nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $82.00 to $100.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $99.11.

Keysight Technologies 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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