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Agilent Technologies (A) Competitors

$133.50
-2.56 (-1.88%)
(As of 05:23 PM ET)

A vs. MTD, FTV, KEYS, TER, ILMN, WAT, TECH, CRL, BRKR, and BIO

Should you be buying Agilent Technologies stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Agilent Technologies include Mettler-Toledo International (MTD), Fortive (FTV), Keysight Technologies (KEYS), Teradyne (TER), Illumina (ILMN), Waters (WAT), Bio-Techne (TECH), Charles River Laboratories International (CRL), Bruker (BRKR), and Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO).

Agilent Technologies vs.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) and Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their media sentiment, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, community ranking, valuation, earnings and risk.

Agilent Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Mettler-Toledo International. Agilent Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mettler-Toledo International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Agilent Technologies$6.83B5.72$1.24B$4.2331.67
Mettler-Toledo International$3.79B7.79$788.78M$35.6638.73

Agilent Technologies has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mettler-Toledo International has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

95.1% of Mettler-Toledo International shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Mettler-Toledo International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Mettler-Toledo International has a net margin of 20.55% compared to Agilent Technologies' net margin of 18.84%. Agilent Technologies' return on equity of 26.25% beat Mettler-Toledo International's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Agilent Technologies18.84% 26.25% 14.45%
Mettler-Toledo International 20.55%-662.32%25.11%

Agilent Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $138.06, indicating a potential upside of 3.07%. Mettler-Toledo International has a consensus price target of $1,301.25, indicating a potential downside of 5.89%. Given Agilent Technologies' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Agilent Technologies is more favorable than Mettler-Toledo International.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Agilent Technologies
1 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
Mettler-Toledo International
2 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

In the previous week, Agilent Technologies and Agilent Technologies both had 7 articles in the media. Mettler-Toledo International's average media sentiment score of 1.33 beat Agilent Technologies' score of 1.27 indicating that Mettler-Toledo International is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Agilent Technologies
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Mettler-Toledo International
6 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Agilent Technologies received 488 more outperform votes than Mettler-Toledo International when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 71.49% of users gave Agilent Technologies an outperform vote while only 57.17% of users gave Mettler-Toledo International an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Agilent TechnologiesOutperform Votes
855
71.49%
Underperform Votes
341
28.51%
Mettler-Toledo InternationalOutperform Votes
367
57.17%
Underperform Votes
275
42.83%

Summary

Mettler-Toledo International beats Agilent Technologies on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding A and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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A vs. The Competition

MetricAgilent TechnologiesAnalytical instruments IndustryComputer SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$39.08B$5.19B$22.06B$18.52B
Dividend Yield0.72%0.43%2.66%3.49%
P/E Ratio31.6713.73239.7823.53
Price / Sales5.724.26567.6515.44
Price / Cash20.3941.9431.7320.25
Price / Book6.703.166.925.15
Net Income$1.24B-$11.37M$622.98M$971.37M
7 Day Performance5.38%9.39%3.05%5.26%
1 Month Performance1.62%2.62%4.48%6.33%
1 Year Performance13.28%-33.82%12.57%10.00%

Agilent Technologies Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MTD
Mettler-Toledo International
4.3624 of 5 stars
4.36 / 5 stars
$1,359.21
+0.1%
$1,301.25
-4.3%
+3.7%$29.01B$3.79B38.1217,300Positive News
FTV
Fortive
4.6871 of 5 stars
4.69 / 5 stars
$75.59
+0.9%
$86.08
+13.9%
+6.4%$26.38B$6.07B29.8818,000Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↑
KEYS
Keysight Technologies
4.5143 of 5 stars
4.51 / 5 stars
$142.11
+1.5%
$166.33
+17.0%
-10.5%$24.43B$5.46B30.9614,900Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
Positive News
TER
Teradyne
4.8858 of 5 stars
4.89 / 5 stars
$156.33
+1.0%
$128.23
-18.0%
+44.1%$24.17B$2.68B59.446,500Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Positive News
Gap Down
ILMN
Illumina
4.8355 of 5 stars
4.84 / 5 stars
$116.09
-1.6%
$158.57
+36.6%
-33.1%$18.80B$4.50B-14.249,300
WAT
Waters
3.8727 of 5 stars
3.87 / 5 stars
$302.40
+0.3%
$301.20
-0.4%
+16.9%$17.88B$2.96B29.687,900Positive News
TECH
Bio-Techne
4.5573 of 5 stars
4.56 / 5 stars
$77.31
+1.2%
$81.00
+4.8%
-5.2%$12.03B$1.14B61.363,050Positive News
CRL
Charles River Laboratories International
4.7707 of 5 stars
4.77 / 5 stars
$216.22
+2.5%
$252.29
+16.7%
+9.6%$10.86B$4.13B25.4421,800
BRKR
Bruker
4.9933 of 5 stars
4.99 / 5 stars
$64.75
+1.6%
$81.78
+26.3%
-10.6%$9.26B$2.96B23.559,707
BIO
Bio-Rad Laboratories
4.1587 of 5 stars
4.16 / 5 stars
$304.40
+3.0%
$436.67
+43.5%
-20.7%$8.43B$2.67B-29.388,030Positive News

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This page (NYSE:A) was last updated on 7/17/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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