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NYSE:A

Agilent Technologies (A) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$142.86
+3.80 (+2.73%)
(As of 03/4/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$138.81
$143.49
50-Day Range
$128.10
$142.86
52-Week Range
$96.80
$145.43
Volume
2.17 million shs
Average Volume
1.54 million shs
Market Capitalization
$41.86 billion
P/E Ratio
34.01
Dividend Yield
0.66%
Price Target
$141.31

Agilent Technologies MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
1.1% Downside
$141.31 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.10% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.78
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.57mentions of Agilent Technologies in the last 14 days
Based on 42 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$12.73 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.27%
From $5.50 to $6.01 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.

4.34 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

122nd out of 601 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

8th out of 28 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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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 1/24 Dividend
12/29/2023
Dividend Payable
1/24/2024
Last Earnings
2/27/2024
Today
3/05/2024
Ex-Dividend for 4/24 Dividend
4/01/2024
Dividend Payable
4/24/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/28/2024
Fiscal Year End
10/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Analytical instruments
Sub-Industry
Life Sciences Tools & Services
CUSIP
00846U10
Employees
18,100
Year Founded
1999

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$141.31
High Stock Price Target
$165.00
Low Stock Price Target
$123.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-1.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
16 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.24 billion
Pretax Margin
19.78%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.83 billion
Cash Flow
$6.60 per share
Book Value
$19.98 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
N/A
Market Cap
$41.86 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.11

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

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Agilent Technologies was last updated on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 5:07 PM.

Pros

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

  • Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application-focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide, indicating a diverse and stable revenue stream.
  • The company has a strong focus on innovation and research, leading to the development of cutting-edge products that cater to evolving market needs.
  • Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a solid financial performance, with consistent revenue growth and profitability, making it an attractive investment option.
  • Recent developments in the company's product portfolio have received positive feedback from customers and industry experts, enhancing its market position.
  • The current stock price of Agilent Technologies, Inc. shows potential for growth, presenting an opportunity for investors to capitalize on future gains.

Cons

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

  • While the company has a strong market presence, it faces competition from other industry players, which could impact its market share and profitability.
  • Fluctuations in the global economy and regulatory changes in the markets Agilent Technologies, Inc. operates in may pose risks to its financial performance.
  • Investing in the stock market always carries inherent risks, and fluctuations in Agilent Technologies, Inc.'s stock price could lead to potential losses for investors.
  • The company's success is closely tied to the performance of the industries it serves, making it susceptible to market trends and external factors beyond its control.
  • While Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a history of strong financial performance, past performance is not indicative of future results, and investors should conduct thorough research before making investment decisions.














A Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Agilent Technologies stock right now?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Agilent Technologies in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" A shares.
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What is Agilent Technologies' stock price target for 2024?

16 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Agilent Technologies' shares. Their A share price targets range from $123.00 to $165.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $141.31 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.1%.
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How have A shares performed in 2024?

Agilent Technologies' stock was trading at $139.03 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, A shares have increased by 2.8% and is now trading at $142.86.
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Are investors shorting Agilent Technologies?

Agilent Technologies saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 3,210,000 shares, an increase of 10.7% from the January 31st total of 2,900,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,620,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Approximately 1.1% of the company's 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 27th. The medical research company reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.22 by $0.07. The medical research company had revenue of $1.66 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 for the quarter was down 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 21st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.236 per share on Wednesday, April 24th. This represents a $0.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.66%. 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 0.68%. 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 15.64% 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 of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Monday, January 9th 2023, which authorizes the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 4.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are 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 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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.63%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (4.52%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.56%), Northern Trust Corp (1.36%), State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. (1.31%) and Norges Bank (1.25%). Insiders that own company stock include Boon Hwee Koh, Dominique Grau, Henrik Ancher-Jensen, Jacob Thaysen, Michael R Mcmullen, Michael Tang, Padraig Mcdonnell, Philip Binns, Rodney Gonsalves and Samraat S Raha.
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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 3/5/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff