Analysts See $0.59 EPS for Keysight Technologies (KEYS); Garcia Hamilton & Associates LP Has Lowered Albemarle Corp. (ALB) Holding By $333,060

November 15, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Analysts expect Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) to report $0.59 EPS on December, 6 after the close.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 1.67% from last quarter’s $0.6 EPS. KEYS’s profit would be $109.69 million giving it 18.64 P/E if the $0.59 EPS is correct. After having $0.55 EPS previously, Keysight Technologies Inc’s analysts see 7.27% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.68% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $44. About shares traded. Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) has risen 44.25% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.55% the S&P500.

Garcia Hamilton & Associates Lp decreased Albemarle Corp. (ALB) stake by 55.85% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Garcia Hamilton & Associates Lp sold 3,172 shares as Albemarle Corp. (ALB)’s stock rose 20.02%. The Garcia Hamilton & Associates Lp holds 2,507 shares with $265,000 value, down from 5,679 last quarter. Albemarle Corp. now has $15.21B valuation. The stock decreased 3.97% or $5.69 during the last trading session, reaching $137.65. About shares traded. Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has risen 45.60% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.90% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Albemarle Corporation had 59 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, October 17 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Suntrust Robinson maintained the shares of ALB in report on Thursday, May 12 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ALB in report on Friday, March 17 with “Outperform” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of ALB in report on Thursday, November 9 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 11 by UBS. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Thursday, August 4. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of ALB in report on Tuesday, November 14 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, November 1. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $144.0 target in Monday, August 21 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.02, from 1.23 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 32 investors sold ALB shares while 163 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 90.94 million shares or 3.05% less from 93.80 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 2,571 are owned by Investec Asset Mngmt Limited. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested 0.06% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Motco accumulated 31 shares. Mason Street Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 15,371 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Monetta Services Inc has 10,500 shares for 0.62% of their portfolio. Moreover, Blair William Com Il has 0% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 2,038 shares. Natixis Asset Mngmt invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Aristotle Boston Lc invested in 0.29% or 24,525 shares. The Texas-based Employees Retirement System Of Texas has invested 0.01% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Fincl Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 2,105 shares. Baillie Gifford And owns 0.03% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 184,555 shares. Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd Llc owns 1.11M shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Susquehanna Intl Gru Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 0% or 16,076 shares. 31,428 were reported by Bancshares Of Montreal Can. Kames Plc has invested 0% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB).

Since June 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $3.24 million activity. On Monday, June 19 the insider NARWOLD KAREN G sold $2.16M. The insider Maine Douglas L sold 10,000 shares worth $1.08M.

Analysts await Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $1.18 earnings per share, up 51.28% or $0.40 from last year’s $0.78 per share. ALB’s profit will be $130.39M for 29.16 P/E if the $1.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual earnings per share reported by Albemarle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.26% EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Keysight Technologies Inc had 29 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 30 with “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, January 8. The stock of Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by Jefferies. Goldman Sachs initiated Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) on Wednesday, February 3 with “Neutral” rating. On Tuesday, December 1 the stock rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) rating on Thursday, July 27. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $4000 target. On Thursday, April 6 the stock rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, August 25. Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, June 16 report. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, August 31 with “Outperform”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.33, from 1.53 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 42 investors sold Keysight Technologies Inc shares while 85 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. 157.93 million shares or 2.50% more from 154.09 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Kcm Inv Advsr Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.02% in Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS). New York-based Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.02% in Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS). Pnc Svcs Grp reported 0% in Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS). Primecap Communications Ca stated it has 5.49M shares. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Company has 845,200 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Com reported 25,913 shares. Great West Life Assurance Co Can reported 0.21% of its portfolio in Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS). Moreover, Td Asset Management has 0.02% invested in Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS). Peoples Financial Services stated it has 100 shares. Omers Administration owns 12,800 shares. Mason Street Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS). Northern Tru accumulated 1.69M shares. Ameriprise owns 1.60 million shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Parametric Port Assoc Llc owns 496,259 shares. 10,041 are owned by First Mercantile Trust.

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