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KEYS

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$35.30

-0.08 (-0.23%)

, XXIA

Ixia

16:39
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16:39

Keysight, Ixia receive final regulatory clearance, see April 18 merger close

In a press release announcing "receipt of final regulatory clearance," Keysight Technologies (KEYS) and Ixia (XXIA) said that clearance under the antitrust laws of Russia for the previously announced acquisition of Ixia by Keysight has been received, which follows the early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, clearance under the antitrust laws of Germany and Israel and approval of the acquisition by Ixia's shareholders. Subject to satisfaction of the remaining closing conditions, the companies expect the closing of the acquisition to occur on April 18.

KEYS

Keysight Technologies

$35.30

-0.08 (-0.23%)

XXIA

Ixia

KEYS Keysight Technologies
$35.30

-0.08 (-0.23%)

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04/06/17
WELS
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INITIATION
WELS
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Keysight Technologies initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo started coverage of Keysight with a $40-$42 price target and an Outperform rating.
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04/12/17
JEFF
04/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $50
JEFF
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Keysight Technologies price target raised to $50 from $45 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brandon Couillard raised his price target for Keysight Technologies (KEYS) to $50 saying he left recent investor meetings with management with increased conviction in his Buy rating. Keysight was upbeat about the strategic and financial merits of the Ixia (XXIA) deal, Couillard tells investors in a research note. Further, the analyst thinks all three of Keysight's end-markets could inflect positively next year.
XXIA Ixia

01/31/17
GABE
01/31/17
DOWNGRADE
GABE
Hold
Ixia downgraded to Hold from Buy at Gabelli
Ixia (XXIA) is being acquired by Keysight Technologies for $19.65 per share in cash.
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STFL
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STFL
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Ixia downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
Stifel analyst Patrick Newton downgraded Ixia (XXIA) to Hold saying he does not anticipate a superior bid to emerge over Keysight's $19.65 per share acquisition offer.

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