Jane Street Group LLC reduced its position in shares of Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) by 67.9% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,474 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 7,332 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC’s holdings in Keysight Technologies were worth $216,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc grew its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 2.5% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 17,295,881 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,146,370,000 after buying an additional 421,861 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 21.5% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 5,442,341 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $360,718,000 after purchasing an additional 962,129 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 48.2% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 2,678,128 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $165,994,000 after purchasing an additional 871,373 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 9.3% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,459,205 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $152,668,000 after purchasing an additional 208,662 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in shares of Keysight Technologies by 20.3% in the fourth quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 2,131,490 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $132,322,000 after purchasing an additional 359,181 shares in the last quarter. 89.25% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
NYSE:KEYS opened at $89.84 on Friday. Keysight Technologies Inc has a one year low of $50.59 and a one year high of $92.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $16.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.95 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a current ratio of 1.82.
In related news, VP John C. Skinner sold 4,671 shares of the company’s 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 transaction, the vice president now directly owns 30,377 shares in the company, valued at $2,570,197.97. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Jay Alexander sold 17,342 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.52, for a total transaction of $1,465,745.84. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 78,720 shares in the company, valued at $6,653,414.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 99,707 shares of company stock worth $8,455,884. Corporate insiders own 0.65% of the company’s stock.
A number of brokerages have recently commented on KEYS. Dougherty & Co reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Keysight Technologies in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Deutsche Bank boosted their target price on shares of Keysight Technologies to $100.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 22nd. Citigroup upgraded shares of Keysight Technologies to a “top pick” rating and set a $100.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 14th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on shares of Keysight Technologies from $75.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, February 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $86.11.
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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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