New York State Common Retirement Fund decreased its position in shares of Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 364,200 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 1,000 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in Keysight Technologies were worth $31,758,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Atlas Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Keysight Technologies in the 1st quarter valued at $29,000. Sun Life Financial INC acquired a new stake in Keysight Technologies in the 4th quarter valued at $32,000. Kaizen Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in Keysight Technologies in the 4th quarter valued at $32,000. Liberty Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in Keysight Technologies in the 4th quarter valued at $32,000. Finally, Parkside Financial Bank & Trust grew its position in Keysight Technologies by 41.3% in the 4th quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 527 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $33,000 after purchasing an additional 154 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.77% of the company’s stock.
KEYS opened at $73.69 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.82, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49. The firm has a market cap of $13.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.56 and a beta of 1.14. Keysight Technologies Inc has a 1 year low of $52.67 and a 1 year high of $93.77.
KEYS has been the subject of several research reports. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on shares of Keysight Technologies from $100.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Keysight Technologies from $87.00 to $100.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 1st. Citigroup raised shares of Keysight Technologies to a “top pick” rating and set a $100.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Jefferies Financial Group lifted their price target on shares of Keysight Technologies to $100.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th. Finally, Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of Keysight Technologies from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $90.00 to $82.00 in a research report on Monday, May 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Keysight Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $89.33.
In other news, CFO Neil Dougherty sold 42,133 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.85, for a total transaction of $3,574,985.05. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 77,217 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,551,862.45. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Ingrid A. Estrada sold 30,786 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.81, for a total value of $2,610,960.66. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 107,445 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,112,410.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 82,365 shares of company stock valued at $6,990,138. Insiders own 0.65% of the company’s stock.
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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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