Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. Sells 100 Shares of Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS)

Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. lowered its stake in Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYSFree Report) by 0.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 152,835 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 100 shares during the period. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. owned approximately 0.09% of Keysight Technologies worth $20,222,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of KEYS. Panagora Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Keysight Technologies by 14.7% in the first quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,411 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,487,000 after buying an additional 1,206 shares during the period. Blair William & Co. IL increased its holdings in shares of Keysight Technologies by 1.3% in the first quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 6,780 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,071,000 after buying an additional 88 shares during the period. Prudential PLC purchased a new position in shares of Keysight Technologies in the first quarter worth about $592,000. National Pension Service increased its holdings in shares of Keysight Technologies by 2.2% in the first quarter. National Pension Service now owns 274,276 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $43,327,000 after buying an additional 5,882 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 0.8% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 20,348,229 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $3,214,409,000 after purchasing an additional 153,857 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 81.72% of the company’s stock.

Insider Buying and Selling at Keysight Technologies

In other Keysight Technologies news, SVP Soon Chai Gooi sold 14,900 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $148.03, for a total transaction of $2,205,647.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 239,488 shares in the company, valued at approximately $35,451,408.64. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. In other news, SVP Soon Chai Gooi sold 14,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $148.03, for a total value of $2,205,647.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 239,488 shares in the company, valued at approximately $35,451,408.64. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director James Cullen sold 4,869 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.47, for a total value of $713,162.43. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 20,730 shares in the company, valued at $3,036,323.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 69,127 shares of company stock worth $10,783,553. Insiders own 0.60% of the company’s stock.

Keysight Technologies Stock Up 0.1 %

KEYS stock opened at $157.31 on Friday. Keysight Technologies, Inc. has a twelve month low of $118.57 and a twelve month high of $172.72. The company has a quick ratio of 1.44, a current ratio of 1.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. The firm has a market cap of $27.46 billion, a PE ratio of 28.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.74 and a beta of 1.05. The business has a 50 day moving average of $154.37 and a 200 day moving average of $141.40.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYSGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 20th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.63 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.59 by $0.04. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 26.84% and a net margin of 18.14%. The company had revenue of $1.26 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.25 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.72 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts forecast that Keysight Technologies, Inc. will post 5.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Analyst Ratings Changes

KEYS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Robert W. Baird boosted their price target on Keysight Technologies from $155.00 to $160.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. StockNews.com downgraded Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. TheStreet upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Barclays boosted their price target on Keysight Technologies from $134.00 to $141.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, Citigroup upped their target price on Keysight Technologies from $157.00 to $168.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $167.30.

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Keysight Technologies, Inc provides electronic design and test solutions to commercial communications, networking, aerospace, defense and government, automotive, energy, semiconductor, electronic, and education industries in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Communications Solutions Group and Electronic Industrial Solutions Group.

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