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There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) Volatility

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.15, or 0.10%, to $154.60. The Keysight Technologies Inc. has recorded 54,979 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Keysight Introduces 2 GHz Real-Time Spectrum Analysis Solution for Satellite Communications Operators.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Scientific & Technical Instruments industry segment, falling under the Technology sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $154.45 and fluctuated between $155.47 as its day high and $152.58 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Keysight Technologies Inc. is $28.03B. A total of 0.91 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.12M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, KEYS has seen 0 BUY and 3 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 21,413 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 38 BUYs and 70 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 336,139 shares during that period but sold 240,954.

In the most recent transaction, NARAYANAN KAILASH sold 500 shares of KEYS for 178.22 per share on Feb 01. After the transaction, the SVP now owns 26,669 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 23, Nersesian Ronald S. sold 18,069 shares at 170.00 per share. KEYS shares that Executive Chair owns now total 275,209.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Dockendorff Charles J disposed of 3,257 shares on Dec 13 at a per-share price of $185.06. This resulted in the Director holding 52,423 shares of KEYS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Li Jeffrey K sold 2,236 shares at $179.03 per share on Dec 08. Company shares held by the SVP and Secretary now total 24,721.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for KEYS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $193.42 with high estimates of $218.00 and low estimates of $179.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, KEYS has a high of $189.45 and a low of $127.93.

As of this writing, KEYS has an earnings estimate of $1.85 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 13 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.88 per share and a lower estimate of $1.84. The company reported an EPS of $2.01 in the last quarter, which was 12.90% higher than expectations of $1.78.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 15 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for KEYS is Underweight with a score of 4.54. A total of 8 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 5 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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