KEYS shares expected to outperform in the next 12 months


Investors can expect a company’s stock to rise or fall based on the buying and selling of stock by its insiders. Keysight Technologies Inc. shares valued at $245,387 were sold by HAMADA RICHARD P on May 23. At $159.03 per share, HAMADA RICHARD P sold 1,543 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 42,160 shares worth approximately $6.62 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Stephens Kevin A purchased 420 shares, netting a total of over 66,129 in proceeds. Following the buying of shares at $157.45 each, the insider now holds 5,589 shares.

Before that, NARAYANAN KAILASH had sold 500 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $89,110, the SVP traded Keysight Technologies Inc. shares for $178.22 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 500 shares, worth approximately $4.19 million.

Analyzing KEYS Stock Performance

On Thursday, Keysight Technologies Inc. [NYSE: KEYS] rose 1.05% to $157.10. The stock’s lowest price that day was $156.17, but it reached a high of $158.14 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -0.39%. Over the course of the year, Keysight Technologies Inc. shares have dropped approximately -8.17%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $189.32 on 02/16/23 and a 52-week low of $139.63 on 04/27/23. A 50-day SMA is recorded $151.93, while a 200-day SMA reached $165.71. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 1.25 million shares from 1.08 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 156.13, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 155.17. In the upper region, resistance lies at 158.10. The next price resistance is at 159.11. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 60.83 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at 5.38, which suggests the price will increase in the coming days. Percent R is at 22.55%, indicating bullish price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Keysight Technologies Inc. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Keysight Technologies Inc. saw a sharp steep in short interest on May 14, 2023 dropping by -0.66 million shares to 3.66 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Apr 13, 2023 was 4.32 million shares. A decline of -18.03% in short interest reflects a positive sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 3.01 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) decline to 3.01.

Which companies own the most shares of Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS)?

According to The Vanguard Group, Inc. filings, the company currently owns 20,213,359 shares, which is about 11.35% of the total KEYS shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 90,444 from its previous 13-F filing of 20122915.0 shares. With the completion of the sale transaction, BlackRock Fund Advisors’s stake is now worth $1,729,567,224. SSgA Funds Management, Inc. acquire a 2.82% interest valued at $1.14 billion while T. Rowe Price Investment Manageme sold a -6,864 stake. A total of -19,992 shares of Keysight Technologies Inc. were sold by Mackenzie Financial Corp. during the quarter, and 105,000 were bought by Swedbank Robur Fonder AB. In its current portfolio, Geode Capital Management LLC holds 3,681,799 shares valued at $532.54 million.

In terms of Keysight Technologies Inc. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $187.33 in the next 12 months, up nearly 19.97% from the previous closing price of $155.46. Analysts anticipate Keysight Technologies Inc. stock to reach $208.00 by 2023, with the lowest price target being $163.00. In spite of this, 15 analysts ranked Keysight Technologies Inc. stock as an Overweight at the end of 2023.


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