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A peek at Keysight Technologies Inc (KEYS): Who has invested in It?

Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE: KEYS) is -1.87% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $118.57 and a high of $172.72 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The KEYS stock was last observed hovering at around $153.75 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 2.36%.

Currently trading at $156.11, the stock is 1.84% and 1.15% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.98 million and changing 1.53% at the moment leaves the stock 6.32% off its SMA200. KEYS registered -3.33% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 18.53%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $5.08 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $17.39.

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The stock witnessed a -0.88% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 0.40%, and is 2.52% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.70% over the week and 1.64% over the month.

Keysight Technologies Inc (KEYS) has around 14900 employees, a market worth around $27.25B and $5.34B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 28.68 and Fwd P/E is 21.43. Profit margin for the company is 18.14%. Distance from 52-week low is 31.66% and -9.62% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (15.57%).

Keysight Technologies Inc quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $1.39 with sales reaching $1.2B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -26.42% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -9.00% year-over-year.

1,307 institutions hold shares in Keysight Technologies Inc (KEYS), with institutional investors hold 90.52% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 174.60M, and float is at 173.12M with Short Float at 2.01%. Institutions hold 90.00% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 21.04 million shares valued at $3.52 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 11.85% of the KEYS Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 17.69 million shares valued at $2.96 billion to account for 9.96% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 8.03 million shares representing 4.52% and valued at over $1.34 billion, while T. Rowe Price Investment Management, Inc. holds 2.95% of the shares totaling 5.24 million with a market value of $877.02 million.

Keysight Technologies Inc (KEYS) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by NARAYANAN KAILASH, the company’s SVP. SEC filings show that NARAYANAN KAILASH sold 4,300 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 26 ’24 at a price of $152.88 per share for a total of $0.66 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 29156.0 shares.

Keysight Technologies Inc disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 27 ’23 that Nersesian Ronald S. (Director) sold a total of 29,672 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 27 ’23 and was made at $159.82 per share for $4.74 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.3 million shares of the KEYS stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 15 ’23, Dougherty Neil (EVP and CFO) disposed off 14,686 shares at an average price of $159.35 for $2.34 million. The insider now directly holds 106,793 shares of Keysight Technologies Inc (KEYS).

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