Agilent Technologies (A) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+1.18 (+0.89%)
(As of 04/22/2024 ET)
Today's Range
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848,372 shs
Average Volume
1.58 million shs
Market Capitalization
$39.24 billion
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Agilent Technologies MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.59 Rating Score
5.5% Upside
$141.29 Price Target
Short Interest
1.35% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.99mentions of Agilent Technologies in the last 14 days
Based on 9 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$9.22 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $5.51 to $6.09 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.11 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

155th out of 589 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

7th out of 26 stocks

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About Agilent Technologies Stock (NYSE:A)

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Life Sciences and Applied Markets, Diagnostics and Genomics, and Agilent CrossLab. The Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; raman spectroscopy; cell analysis plate based assays; flow cytometer; real-time cell analyzer; cell imaging systems; microplate reader; laboratory software; information management and analytics; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; and vacuum pumps, and measurement technologies. The Diagnostics and Genomics segment focuses on genomics, nucleic acid contract manufacturing and research and development, pathology, companion diagnostics, reagent partnership, and biomolecular analysis businesses. The Agilent CrossLab segment provides GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and laboratory instrument supplies; and offers services portfolio, including repairs, parts, maintenance, installations, training, compliance support, software as a service, asset management, and consulting services. The company markets its products through direct sales, distributors, resellers, manufacturer's representatives, and electronic commerce. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Analytical instruments
Life Sciences Tools & Services
Year Founded

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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
17 Analysts


Net Income
$1.24 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.83 billion
Cash Flow
$6.52 per share
Book Value
$19.98 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$39.45 billion

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Should I Buy Agilent Technologies Stock? A Pros and Cons Explained


Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Agilent Technologies, Inc.:

  • Agilent Technologies operates in three segments, including Life Sciences and Applied Markets, Diagnostics and Genomics, and Agilent CrossLab, providing diversified revenue streams.
  • The company offers a wide range of analytical instruments and services, catering to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets globally.
  • Agilent Technologies focuses on innovation and research, staying competitive in the analytical instruments industry.
  • Recent developments in genomics, nucleic acid contract manufacturing, and biomolecular analysis present growth opportunities for the company.
  • With a current stock price that reflects positive market sentiment, investors may see potential for capital appreciation.


Investors should be bearish about investing in Agilent Technologies, Inc. for these reasons:

  • Market volatility and economic uncertainties can impact the demand for analytical instruments, affecting Agilent's revenue.
  • Competition in the life sciences tools and services industry may pose challenges to Agilent's market share and pricing power.
  • Fluctuations in raw material prices could impact the company's production costs and margins.
  • Regulatory changes in the healthcare and life sciences sectors could affect Agilent's operations and profitability.
  • Global economic conditions and geopolitical factors may influence Agilent's international business operations and growth prospects.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Agilent Technologies pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

A Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Agilent Technologies stock right now?

17 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Agilent Technologies in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" A shares.
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What is Agilent Technologies' stock price target for 2024?

17 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Agilent Technologies' shares. Their A share price targets range from $90.00 to $165.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $141.29 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have A shares performed in 2024?

Agilent Technologies' stock was trading at $139.03 at the start of the year. Since then, A stock has decreased by 3.7% and is now trading at $133.91.
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Are investors shorting Agilent Technologies?

Agilent Technologies saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 3,950,000 shares, an increase of 10.3% from the March 15th total of 3,580,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,590,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.5 days. Approximately 1.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is Agilent Technologies' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 28th 2024.
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How were Agilent Technologies' earnings last quarter?

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 27th. The medical research company reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.07. The medical research company had revenue of $1.66 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.59 billion. Agilent Technologies had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 27.09% and a net margin of 18.35%. The firm's revenue was down 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.37 earnings per share.
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How often does Agilent Technologies pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Agilent Technologies?

Agilent Technologies declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 21st. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.236 per share on Wednesday, April 24th. This represents a $0.94 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 1st.
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Is Agilent Technologies a good dividend stock?

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.71%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 22.38%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, A will have a dividend payout ratio of 15.44% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Agilent Technologies' stock buyback program work?

Agilent Technologies declared that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Monday, January 9th 2023, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 4.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

What guidance has Agilent Technologies issued on next quarter's earnings?

Agilent Technologies updated its second quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of 1.170-1.200 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 1.270. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.6 billion-$1.6 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.6 billion.

What is Mike McMullen's approval rating as Agilent Technologies' CEO?

452 employees have rated Agilent Technologies Chief Executive Officer Mike McMullen on Glassdoor.com. Mike McMullen has an approval rating of 98% among the company's employees. This puts Mike McMullen in the top 20% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Agilent Technologies own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Agilent Technologies investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), AbbVie (ABBV), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Intel (INTC), QUALCOMM (QCOM), PayPal (PYPL), AT&T (T), Broadcom (AVGO), Boeing (BA) and Skyworks Solutions (SWKS).

Who are Agilent Technologies' major shareholders?

Agilent Technologies' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.24%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.11%), Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (0.07%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.04%), Raymond James & Associates (0.04%) and Grimes & Company Inc. (0.04%). Insiders that own company stock include Boon Hwee Koh, Dominique Grau, Heidi Fields, Henrik Ancher-Jensen, Jacob Thaysen, Michael R Mcmullen, Michael Tang, Padraig Mcdonnell, Philip Binns and Rodney Gonsalves.
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How do I buy shares of Agilent Technologies?

Shares of A stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Agilent Technologies have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Agilent Technologies: ACEA BIO, ATN Microwave, Accelicon Technologies, Acqiris, Advanced Analytical Technologies, Agilent Raman Spectroscopy, Agilent Technologies Luxco S.à.r.l., Agilent Technologies Luxembourg Holding S.à.r.l., Agilent Technologies Singapore (Global) Pte Ltd., Agilent Technologies Singapore (Holding) Pte. Ltd., Agilent Technologies Singapore (International) Pte. Ltd., Agilent Technologies World Trade Inc., Agilent's Interoperability Certification Labs, American Holographic, Aurora SFC Systems, BIOCIUS Life Sciences, BioTek Instruments, BioTek Instruments LLC, Biosystem Development, Cartagenia, Computational Biology, Dako Denmark, Dako Denmark ApS, Escort Instruments, Genohm, Gradient Design Automation, Halo Genomics, J&W Scientific, Lab901, LaserGen, Lionheart Technologies LLC, Luxcel Biosciensces Ltd., MTS Nano Instruments, MV Technology, Molecular Imaging Corp., Multiplicom, Novelx, Objective Systems Integrators, PXIT, ProZyme Inc, Qosnetics, RVM Scientific, RedSwitch, Resolution Bioscience, SAFCO, Seahorse Bioscience, Silicon Genetics, Stratagene, SynPro, TILL Photonics, ULTRA Scientific, Varian, Velocity11, Wavefront Research, Xpedion Design Systems, Young In Scientific Co. Ltd, Zymed, and iLab Solutions.
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This page (NYSE:A) was last updated on 4/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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