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NYSE:A

Agilent Technologies - A Stock Forecast, Price & News

$137.62
-2.35 (-1.68%)
(As of 08/19/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$137.26
$139.73
50-Day Range
$112.71
$142.29
52-Week Range
$112.52
$179.57
Volume
1.47 million shs
Average Volume
1.90 million shs
Market Capitalization
$41.11 billion
P/E Ratio
31.35
Dividend Yield
0.60%
Price Target
$150.18

Agilent Technologies MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
9.1% Upside
$150.18 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.01% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.14
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.59mentions of Agilent Technologies in the last 14 days
Based on 46 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$867,781 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.50%
From $5.08 to $5.41 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.70 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

137th out of 653 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

8th 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 Price Performance

A Stock opened at $139.97 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $41.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.72 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a quick ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 2.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Agilent Technologies has a 52-week low of $112.52 and a 52-week high of $179.57. The stock's fifty day simple moving average is $123.94 and its 200-day simple moving average is $127.69.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A - Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 16th. The medical research company reported $1.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.20 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $1.72 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.64 billion. Agilent Technologies had a return on equity of 28.29% and a net margin of 19.94%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.10 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Agilent Technologies will post 4.88 EPS for the current year.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

A has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Bank of America raised their price objective on Agilent Technologies from $148.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday. StockNews.com downgraded Agilent Technologies from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday. Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on shares of Agilent Technologies from $155.00 to $160.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Wednesday. Wells Fargo & Company lifted their target price on shares of Agilent Technologies from $130.00 to $135.00 and gave the stock an "equal weight" rating in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Citigroup increased their price target on shares of Agilent Technologies from $140.00 to $145.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research report on Wednesday. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus target price of $150.18.

Insider Activity at Agilent Technologies

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

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A Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 7/27 Dividend
7/01/2022
Dividend Payable
7/27/2022
Last Earnings
8/16/2022
Today
8/19/2022
Fiscal Year End
10/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/28/2022

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
$150.18
High Stock Price Forecast
$178.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$135.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+9.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
12 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.21 billion
Pretax Margin
22.48%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.32 billion
Cash Flow
$5.29 per share
Book Value
$17.04 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
N/A
Market Cap
$41.11 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.06

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Michael R. McMullenMr. Michael R. McMullen (Age 61)
    CEO, Pres & Director
    Comp: $4.51M
  • Mr. Robert W. McMahon (Age 53)
    Sr. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.85M
  • Mr. Jacob  ThaysenMr. Jacob Thaysen (Age 47)
    Sr. VP and Pres of Life Sciences & Applied Markets Group
    Comp: $1.54M
  • Mr. Samraat S. RahaMr. Samraat S. Raha (Age 49)
    Sr. VP and Pres of Diagnostics & Genomics Group
    Comp: $1.34M
  • Mr. Padraig  McDonnellMr. Padraig McDonnell
    Sr. VP & Pres of Agilent Cross Lab Group
  • Mr. Rodney  GonsalvesMr. Rodney Gonsalves (Age 56)
    Principal Accounting Officer, VP & Corp. Controller
  • Dr. Darlene J. S. Solomon Ph.D. (Age 63)
    CTO & Sr. VP
  • Mr. Michael  TangMr. Michael Tang (Age 48)
    Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
  • Mr. Dominique P. GrauMr. Dominique P. Grau (Age 63)
    Sr. VP of HR & Global Communications
  • Ms. Allison Ballmer
    Sr. VP of Strategy & Corp. Devel.













A Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Agilent Technologies stock right now?

12 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Agilent Technologies in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" A shares.
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What is Agilent Technologies' stock price forecast for 2022?

12 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Agilent Technologies' stock. Their A share price forecasts range from $135.00 to $178.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $150.18 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have A shares performed in 2022?

Agilent Technologies' stock was trading at $159.65 at the start of the year. Since then, A shares have decreased by 13.8% and is now trading at $137.62.
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Are investors shorting Agilent Technologies?

Agilent Technologies saw a drop in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 3,010,000 shares, a drop of 6.5% from the July 15th total of 3,220,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,640,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.8 days. Currently, 1.0% of the company's shares 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 Monday, November 28th 2022.
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How were Agilent Technologies' earnings last quarter?

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 16th. The medical research company reported $1.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.14. The medical research company had revenue of $1.72 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.64 billion. Agilent Technologies had a net margin of 19.94% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 28.46%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.10 EPS.
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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, May 18th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.21 per share on Wednesday, July 27th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.61%. 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 0.60%. 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 19.13%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, A will have a dividend payout ratio of 15.53% 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 has authorized a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, February 16th 2021, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Agilent Technologies updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 16th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.38-1.40 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $1.34. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.750-1.775 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.77 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (5.57%), State Street Corp (4.38%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.96%), Pictet Asset Management SA (1.83%), Northern Trust Corp (1.41%) and Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.16%). 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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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 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 $137.62.

How much money does Agilent Technologies make?

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) has a market capitalization of $41.11 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 $4.39 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Agilent Technologies have?

The company 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 8/19/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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