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NYSE:A

Agilent Technologies - A Stock Forecast, Price & News

$128.88
-3.64 (-2.75%)
(As of 08/9/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$128.02
$132.50
50-Day Range
$112.71
$134.56
52-Week Range
$112.52
$179.57
Volume
894,672 shs
Average Volume
1.91 million shs
Market Capitalization
$38.50 billion
P/E Ratio
31.06
Dividend Yield
0.63%
Price Target
$152.75

Agilent Technologies MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.69 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
18.5% Upside
$152.75 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.08% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.14
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.31mentions of Agilent Technologies in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$867,781 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.63%
From $4.88 to $5.35 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.85 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

79th out of 644 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

6th out of 31 stocks

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About Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) Stock

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. 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; vacuum pumps, and measurement technologies. The Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, gene expression profiling, next generation sequencing, target enrichment and genetic data management, and interpretation support software; and produces synthesized oligonucleotide. It also offers immunohistochemistry in situ hybridization, and hematoxylin and eosin staining and special staining; consumables, and software for quality control analysis of nucleic acid samples; and reagents for use in turbidimetry and flow cytometry, as well as develops liquid-based pharmacodiagnostics. The Agilent CrossLab segment provides GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, compliance support, software as a service, asset management, and consultation 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.

Agilent Technologies Stock Down 0.8 %

Shares of NYSE:A opened at $132.52 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 2.01. The company's 50 day moving average price is $122.73 and its 200-day moving average price is $127.65. Agilent Technologies has a 52-week low of $112.52 and a 52-week high of $179.57. The company has a market capitalization of $39.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.74 and a beta of 1.06.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A - Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 24th. The medical research company reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.61 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.62 billion. Agilent Technologies had a return on equity of 27.42% and a net margin of 19.35%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.97 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Agilent Technologies will post 4.88 earnings per share for the current year.

Agilent Technologies Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 27th. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 5th were paid a dividend of $0.21 per share. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.63%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, July 1st. Agilent Technologies's payout ratio is currently 20.24%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Truist Financial downgraded Agilent Technologies from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 19th. UBS Group initiated coverage on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, July 20th. They issued a "buy" rating and a $139.00 price objective on the stock. StockNews.com raised Agilent Technologies from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Citigroup lowered Agilent Technologies from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and cut their target price for the company from $175.00 to $140.00 in a report on Friday, July 8th. Finally, Robert W. Baird upped their price objective on shares of Agilent Technologies from $155.00 to $161.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a report on Wednesday, May 25th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, Agilent Technologies currently has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus price target of $152.75.

Insider Transactions at Agilent Technologies

In other Agilent Technologies news, VP Padraig Mcdonnell sold 1,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.62, for a total value of $118,620.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 17,826 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,114,520.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. In other Agilent Technologies news, VP Padraig Mcdonnell sold 1,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.62, for a total value of $118,620.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 17,826 shares in the company, valued at $2,114,520.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Jacob Thaysen sold 5,879 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $127.43, for a total value of $749,160.97. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 88,737 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $11,307,755.91. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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A Company Calendar

Last Earnings
5/24/2022
Ex-Dividend for 7/27 Dividend
7/01/2022
Dividend Payable
7/27/2022
Today
8/09/2022
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
8/16/2022
Fiscal Year End
10/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Analytical instruments
Sub-Industry
Life Sciences Tools & Services
CUSIP
00846U10
Employees
17,000
Year Founded
1999

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$152.75
High Stock Price Forecast
$185.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$130.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+18.5%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.69
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.21 billion
Pretax Margin
21.86%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.32 billion
Cash Flow
$5.28 per share
Book Value
$17.84 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
N/A
Market Cap
$38.50 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.06

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A Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Agilent Technologies stock right now?

13 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Agilent Technologies in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" A shares.
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What is Agilent Technologies' stock price forecast for 2022?

13 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Agilent Technologies' stock. Their A share price forecasts range from $130.00 to $185.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $152.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.2% from the stock's current price.
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How has Agilent Technologies' stock performed in 2022?

Agilent Technologies' stock was trading at $159.65 at the beginning of the year. Since then, A shares have decreased by 19.0% and is now trading at $129.27.
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Are investors shorting Agilent Technologies?

Agilent Technologies saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 3,220,000 shares, an increase of 40.0% from the June 30th total of 2,300,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,810,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.8 days. Approximately 1.1% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Agilent Technologies' next earnings date?

Agilent Technologies is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 16th 2022.
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How can I listen to Agilent Technologies' earnings call?

Agilent Technologies will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, August 16th at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Agilent Technologies' earnings last quarter?

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 24th. The medical research company reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.02. The medical research company earned $1.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.62 billion. Agilent Technologies had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 27.42% and a net margin of 19.35%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.97 EPS.
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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, May 18th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 5th will be given a dividend of $0.21 per share on Wednesday, July 27th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 1st.
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Is Agilent Technologies a good dividend stock?

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.63%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 11 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 20.24%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, A will have a dividend payout ratio of 15.70% 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 announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback program on Tuesday, February 16th 2021, which allows the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy up to 5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication 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 FY 2022 earnings guidance on Tuesday, June, 21st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.86-$4.93 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.60. The company issued revenue guidance of $6.67 billion-$6.73 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $6.36 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).

What is Agilent Technologies' stock symbol?

Agilent Technologies trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "A."

Who are Agilent Technologies' major shareholders?

Agilent Technologies' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Pictet Asset Management SA (1.83%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.16%), Parnassus Investments LLC (0.83%), Troy Asset Management Ltd (0.62%), Swiss National Bank (0.44%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.43%). Insiders that own company stock include Boon Hwee Koh, Dominique Grau, Heidi Fields, Jacob Thaysen, Mark Doak, Michael R Mcmullen, Michael R Mcmullen, Michael Tang, Padraig Mcdonnell, Rodney Gonsalves and Samraat S Raha.
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Shares of A stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Agilent Technologies' stock price today?

One share of A stock can currently be purchased for approximately $129.27.

How much money does Agilent Technologies make?

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) has a market capitalization of $38.61 billion and generates $6.32 billion in revenue each year. The medical research company earns $1.21 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.15 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Agilent Technologies have?

Agilent Technologies employs 17,000 workers across the globe.

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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When was Agilent Technologies founded?

Agilent Technologies was founded in 1999.

How can I contact Agilent Technologies?

Agilent Technologies' mailing address is 5301 STEVENS CREEK BLVD, SANTA CLARA CA, 95051. The official website for the company is www.agilent.com. The medical research company can be reached via phone at (800) 227-9770, via email at investor_relations@agilent.com, or via fax at 408-345-8474.

This page (NYSE:A) was last updated on 8/9/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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