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How to buy Keysight Technologies stock | $117.67

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Keysight Technologies, Inc is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. Keysight Technologies shares (KEYS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Keysight Technologies employs 13,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.1 billion.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Keysight Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KEYS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Keysight Technologies reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$117.67, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Keysight Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Keysight Technologies. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Keysight Technologies share price

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Keysight Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$117.67
52-week range USD$77.93 - USD$110
50-day moving average USD$99.1029
200-day moving average USD$98.8617
Wall St. target price USD$124.31
PE ratio 33.2327
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.181

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Keysight Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $117.67 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -0.72%
1 month (2020-11-06) 4.16%
3 months (2020-09-04) 23.93%
6 months (2020-06-05) 10.58%
1 year (2019-12-06) 14.02%
2 years (2018-12-06) 93.82%
3 years (2017-12-06) 179.63%
5 years (2015-12-04) 297.80%

Is Keysight Technologies under- or over-valued?

Valuing Keysight Technologies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Keysight Technologies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Keysight Technologies's P/E ratio

Keysight Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Keysight Technologies shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Keysight Technologies's PEG ratio

Keysight Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.57. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Keysight Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Keysight Technologies's EBITDA

Keysight Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Keysight Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Keysight Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.83%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.8%
Return on equity TTM 19.23%
Profit margin 14.68%
Book value $17.923
Market capitalisation USD$20 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Keysight Technologies shares

There are currently 10.1 million Keysight Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Keysight Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 5% up from 9.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Keysight Technologies shares can be evaluated.

Keysight Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Keysight Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Keysight Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Keysight Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Keysight Technologies's SIR currently stands at 6.6. In other words for every 100,000 Keysight Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6600 shares are currently held short.

However Keysight Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Keysight Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Keysight Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Keysight Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Keysight Technologies shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0712% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Keysight Technologies shares, roughly 71 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Keysight Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Keysight Technologies stock.

Keysight Technologies's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Keysight Technologies.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Keysight Technologies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 14.25

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Keysight Technologies's overall score of 14.25 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Keysight Technologies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Keysight Technologies's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.81/100

Keysight Technologies's environmental score of 7.81 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Keysight Technologies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Keysight Technologies's social score

Social score: 5.19/100

Keysight Technologies's social score of 5.19 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Keysight Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Keysight Technologies's governance score

Governance score: 10.25/100

Keysight Technologies's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Keysight Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Keysight Technologies's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Keysight Technologies scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Keysight Technologies has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Keysight Technologies, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 14.25
Total ESG percentile 8.12
Environmental score 7.81
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 5.19
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 10.25
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

Keysight Technologies share dividends

We're not expecting Keysight Technologies to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Keysight Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Keysight Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $77.93 up to $110. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KEYS.US volatility(beta: 1.05)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Keysight Technologies's is 1.0458. This would suggest that Keysight Technologies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Keysight Technologies overview

Keysight Technologies, Inc. provides electronic design and test solutions to commercial communications, networking, aerospace, defense and government, automotive, energy, semiconductor, electronic, and education industries in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. Its Communications Solutions Group segment provides electronic design automation (EDA) software; and radio frequency and microwave test instruments; oscilloscopes, logic and serial protocol analyzers, logic-signal sources, arbitrary waveform generators, and bit error rate testers; optical modulation analyzers, optical component analyzers, optical power meters, and optical laser source solutions; and repair, calibration, and consulting services, as well as resells refurbished used Keysight equipment. The company's Electronic Industrial Solutions Group segment offers design tools; design verification solutions; digital multi-meters, function generators, frequency counters, data acquisition systems, audio analyzers, LCR meters, thermal imagers, precision source measure units, ultra-high precision device current analyzers, and test executive software platforms, as well as various power supplies comprising AC/DC modular supplies and electronically programmable loads. This segment also provides printed-circuit-board-assembly testers, integrated circuit parametric testers, and sub-nano-meter positioning sub-assemblies; test and measurement products and software; and repair, calibration, and consulting services, as well as resells refurbished used Keysight equipment. Its Ixia Solutions Group segment offers software applications and services, including warranty and maintenance offerings, and hardware platforms. The company sells its products through direct sales force, distributors, resellers, and manufacturer's representatives. It has partnership with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.

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