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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 53, implying a possible profit of 26.43 percent. The minimum price target given was 40, implying a possible loss of -4.58 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 2.69 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.09 percent.
Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. KEYS has a PEG ratio of 2.37.
In the trailing 52-weeks, KEYS hit 42.98 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 26.87. Today's price is 56.01 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 2.47 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $7.83 billion. KEYS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.