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 most optimistic price target was 53, implying a possible profit of 26.43 percent. The lowest price target was 40, implying a possible loss 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.
In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.09 percent in FY estimates.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.
KEYS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 9.02 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Currently the stock is 56.01 percent higher than its 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 market cap of KEYS is $7.83 billion. KEYS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.