Analyst Ratings for Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) by analysts covering the stock. KEYS had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 6 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 3 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for KEYS. The highest price target was 53, implying a possible profit of 26.43 percent. The lowest price target was 40, implying potential capital losses of -4.58 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 2.69 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.09 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of KEYS to grow at a rate of 9.02 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of KEYS is 2.37.

KEYS has traded between a high of 42.98 and a low of 26.87 over the past year. Today's price is 56.01 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.47 percent below the high. KEYS has a price/earnings ratio of 21.39. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KEYS value stock report compares KEYS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of KEYS is $7.83 billion. KEYS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.