Keysight Technologies (KEYS) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Thursday

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Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) will be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, February 21st. Analysts expect Keysight Technologies to post earnings of $0.72 per share for the quarter. Keysight Technologies has set its Q1 2019 guidance at $0.76-0.82 EPS and its Q1 guidance at $0.76-$0.82 EPS.Individual that are interested in participating in the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 20th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.02 billion. Keysight Technologies had a return on equity of 22.80% and a net margin of 4.25%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.71 EPS. On average, analysts expect Keysight Technologies to post $4 EPS for the current fiscal year and $4 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of KEYS stock opened at $78.90 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.43 billion, a PE ratio of 26.30 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a quick ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Keysight Technologies has a 52-week low of $43.96 and a 52-week high of $79.83.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Keysight Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on Keysight Technologies in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $73.00 price target for the company. TheStreet lowered Keysight Technologies from an “a-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 20th. ValuEngine upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Keysight Technologies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $73.00.

In other news, SVP Ingrid A. Estrada sold 15,462 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.26, for a total value of $962,664.12. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 92,121 shares in the company, valued at $5,735,453.46. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Satish Dhanasekaran sold 1,354 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.54, for a total value of $83,325.16. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 29,337 shares in the company, valued at $1,805,398.98. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 249,925 shares of company stock worth $14,923,747. 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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