Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. Has $114.90 Million Stock Holdings in Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS)

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Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. cut its stake in Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) by 12.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,172,656 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 166,028 shares during the quarter. Keysight Technologies makes up 0.8% of Carillon Tower Advisers Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 11th biggest holding. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. owned 0.63% of Keysight Technologies worth $114,901,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 1.9% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 21,037,786 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,889,403,000 after purchasing an additional 399,082 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 9.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 15,859,092 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,424,307,000 after purchasing an additional 1,398,576 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 75.7% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 4,754,203 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $414,185,000 after purchasing an additional 2,048,611 shares in the last quarter. Invesco Ltd. boosted its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 31.2% in the second quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 3,232,699 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $290,329,000 after purchasing an additional 768,856 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nuveen Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Keysight Technologies by 23,251.3% in the second quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 3,064,396 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $275,214,000 after purchasing an additional 3,051,273 shares in the last quarter. 86.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

KEYS stock opened at $105.25 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 2.05 and a quick ratio of 1.56. Keysight Technologies Inc has a 52-week low of $53.21 and a 52-week high of $105.62. The company has a 50-day moving average of $99.00 and a two-hundred day moving average of $90.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.53 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 1.27.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 21st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.22. Keysight Technologies had a net margin of 7.38% and a return on equity of 28.65%. The company had revenue of $1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.04 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.89 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Keysight Technologies Inc will post 4.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, SVP Satish Dhanasekaran sold 2,600 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.56, for a total value of $251,056.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 33,140 shares in the company, valued at $3,199,998.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Ingrid A. Estrada sold 3,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.00, for a total transaction of $350,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 73,159 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,315,900. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 24,167 shares of company stock valued at $2,299,535. 0.65% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on KEYS shares. Goldman Sachs Group cut shares of Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $86.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Sunday, July 21st. Barclays assumed coverage on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $103.00 price target for the company. Citigroup set a $100.00 price target on shares of Keysight Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 16th. Susquehanna Bancshares assumed coverage on shares of Keysight Technologies in a report on Friday, October 18th. They set a “positive” rating and a $115.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Keysight Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $100.70.

Keysight Technologies Profile

Keysight Technologies, Inc provides electronic design and test solutions to commercial communications, networking, aerospace, defense and government, automotive, energy, semiconductor, and electronic industries in the Americas and the Asia Pacific. Its Communications Solutions Group segment provides radio frequency and microwave test instruments, and electronic design automation software tools; oscilloscopes, logic and serial protocol analyzers, logic-signal sources, arbitrary waveform generators, and bit error rate testers; optical modulation analyzers, component analyzers, power meters, and optical laser source solutions, as well as optical amplifier, filter, and other passive component solutions; and related software solutions.

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