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, which equates to a potential upside of 26.43 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, which equates to a potential downside of -4.58 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. 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. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
The growth rate of KEYS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 9.02 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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 last 52-weeks, KEYS has achieved a high of 42.98 and a low of 26.87. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 56.01 percent, and 2.47 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of KEYS is $7.83 billion. KEYS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.