Keysight Technologies Inc. [NYSE: KEYS] loss -0.97% or -1.37 points to close at $139.66 with a heavy trading volume of 1015943 shares. The company report on May 21, 2021 that Keysight Technologies Announces New Board Member.
Appoints Michelle J. Holthaus as a director effective immediately.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Michelle J. Holthaus as a director, effective immediately.
It opened the trading session at $141.32, the shares rose to $142.17 and dropped to $139.36, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for KEYS points out that the company has recorded 21.30% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -54.12% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 1.02M shares, KEYS reached to a volume of 1015943 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Keysight Technologies Inc. [KEYS]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for KEYS shares is $161.85 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on KEYS stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Deutsche Bank have made an estimate for Keysight Technologies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on January 25, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Deutsche Bank raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on November 16, 2020, representing the official price target for Keysight Technologies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $133, while UBS analysts kept a Buy rating on KEYS stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Keysight Technologies Inc. is set at 3.06, with the Price to Sales ratio for KEYS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.66. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.35, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 10.05. Price to Free Cash Flow for KEYS in the course of the last twelve months was 29.18 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.50.
Trading performance analysis for KEYS stock
Keysight Technologies Inc. [KEYS] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.14. With this latest performance, KEYS shares dropped by -4.08% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 21.30% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 39.67% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for KEYS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 46.47, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.71, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.27 for Keysight Technologies Inc. [KEYS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 141.67, while it was recorded at 139.35 for the last single week of trading, and 124.98 for the last 200 days.
Keysight Technologies Inc. [KEYS]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Keysight Technologies Inc. [KEYS] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.53 and a Gross Margin at +60.01. Keysight Technologies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +14.85.
Return on Total Capital for KEYS is now 14.69, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 12.50. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 19.90, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.06. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Keysight Technologies Inc. [KEYS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 60.08. Additionally, KEYS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 37.53, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 27.45. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 58.78, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 36.72.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Keysight Technologies Inc. [KEYS] managed to generate an average of $45,108 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.60 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.61.Keysight Technologies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.50 and a Current Ratio set at 3.20.
Keysight Technologies Inc. [KEYS]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Keysight Technologies Inc. posted 1.19/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.83/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 43.40%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for KEYS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Keysight Technologies Inc. go to 13.11%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Keysight Technologies Inc. [KEYS]
There are presently around $22,643 million, or 90.30% of KEYS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KEYS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 20,362,475, which is approximately 0.266% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 17,009,331 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.38 billion in KEYS stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.16 billion in KEYS stock with ownership of nearly -1.646% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Keysight Technologies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 341 institutional holders increased their position in Keysight Technologies Inc. [NYSE:KEYS] by around 11,588,524 shares. Additionally, 352 investors decreased positions by around 14,946,523 shares, while 117 investors held positions by with 135,594,771 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 162,129,818 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KEYS stock had 86 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,488,455 shares, while 62 institutional investors sold positions of 1,909,649 shares during the same period.