Analysts expect that Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) will announce $1.10 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have issued estimates for Keysight Technologies’ earnings. The highest sales estimate is $1.10 billion and the lowest is $1.09 billion. Keysight Technologies posted sales of $1.05 billion in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 4.8%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, November 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Keysight Technologies will report full-year sales of $4.29 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $4.28 billion to $4.29 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will report sales of $4.53 billion, with estimates ranging from $4.48 billion to $4.57 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for Keysight Technologies.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 21st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.22. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 28.65% and a net margin of 7.38%. The company had revenue of $1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.04 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.89 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on KEYS. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $110.00 price target (up from $90.00) on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Thursday, August 22nd. Susquehanna Bancshares started coverage on Keysight Technologies in a report on Friday, October 18th. They set a “positive” rating and a $115.00 target price on the stock. Robert W. Baird upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $82.00 to $100.00 in a report on Thursday, August 22nd. Bank of America started coverage on Keysight Technologies in a report on Monday. They set a “neutral” rating and a $115.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 target price (up from $110.00) on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Thursday, August 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $102.00.

In other news, SVP Satish Dhanasekaran sold 2,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.56, for a total value of $251,056.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 33,140 shares in the company, valued at $3,199,998.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Ingrid A. Estrada sold 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.00, for a total value of $350,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 73,159 shares in the company, valued at $7,315,900. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 24,167 shares of company stock worth $2,299,535. Corporate insiders own 0.65% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Golden State Wealth Management LLC increased its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 32.1% in the third quarter. Golden State Wealth Management LLC now owns 412 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $40,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Toth Financial Advisory Corp lifted its position in Keysight Technologies by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. Toth Financial Advisory Corp now owns 4,150 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $373,000 after acquiring an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR lifted its position in Keysight Technologies by 6.8% in the 2nd quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 2,377 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $213,000 after acquiring an additional 151 shares in the last quarter. CWM LLC lifted its position in Keysight Technologies by 69.3% in the 3rd quarter. CWM LLC now owns 381 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $37,000 after acquiring an additional 156 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH lifted its position in Keysight Technologies by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter. Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH now owns 6,073 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $545,000 after acquiring an additional 163 shares in the last quarter. 87.42% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of NYSE:KEYS traded up $0.76 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $108.13. The company had a trading volume of 732,527 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,697,188. Keysight Technologies has a 12 month low of $53.21 and a 12 month high of $110.00. The company has a current ratio of 2.05, a quick ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. The stock has a market cap of $20.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.04, a PEG ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 1.27. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $100.56 and a 200 day simple moving average of $91.48.

About Keysight Technologies

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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