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.
KEYS was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 53, implying a possible profit of 26.43 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, implying potential capital losses of -4.58 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.
In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 2.69 percent. 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.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
Analysts estimate earnings of KEYS to grow at a rate of 9.02 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of KEYS is 2.37.
In the trailing 52-weeks, KEYS hit 42.98 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 26.87. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 56.01 percent, and below the high by 2.47 percent. KEYS has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $7.83 billion. KEYS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.