Agilent Technologies Inc. [A] moved up 0.10: Why It’s Important

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] closed the trading session at $97.96 on 08/19/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $94.5252, while the highest price level was $99.4025. The company report on August 18, 2020 that Agilent Reports Third-Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results.


Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today reported revenue of $1.26 billion for the third quarter ended July 31, 2020, a decline of 1% compared to the third quarter of 2019 and down 3.1% on a core(1) basis.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 14.83 percent and weekly performance of 0.34 percent. The stock has been moved at 16.15 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 2.02 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 19.89 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.67M shares, A reached to a volume of 2825332 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Agilent Technologies Inc. [A]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for A shares is $92.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on A stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Wells Fargo have made an estimate for Agilent Technologies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on August 19, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, SVB Leerink dropped their target price from $95 to $100. The new note on the price target was released on August 19, 2020, representing the official price target for Agilent Technologies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $85 to $100, while Stifel kept a Hold rating on A stock. On August 19, 2020, analysts increased their price target for A shares from 87 to 104.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Agilent Technologies Inc. is set at 2.08, with the Price to Sales ratio for A stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.86. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.35, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.23. Price to Free Cash Flow for A in the course of the last twelve months was 67.73 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.

A stock trade performance evaluation

Agilent Technologies Inc. [A] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.34. With this latest performance, A shares gained by 2.02% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 16.15% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 37.74% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for A stock in for the last two-week period is set at 58.76, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 57.60, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.07 for Agilent Technologies Inc. [A]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 92.58, while it was recorded at 97.89 for the last single week of trading, and 83.47 for the last 200 days.

Agilent Technologies Inc. [A]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Agilent Technologies Inc. [A] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.09 and a Gross Margin at +54.12. Agilent Technologies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +20.74.

Return on Total Capital for A is now 13.81, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 16.60. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 23.00, with Return on Assets sitting at 11.90. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Agilent Technologies Inc. [A] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 50.70. Additionally, A Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 33.64, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 25.47. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 37.72, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 25.03.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Agilent Technologies Inc. [A] managed to generate an average of $65,706 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.63 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.57.Agilent Technologies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Agilent Technologies Inc. [A] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Agilent Technologies Inc. posted 0.89/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.85/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for A. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Agilent Technologies Inc. go to 9.35%.

Agilent Technologies Inc. [A]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $26,461 million, or 90.60% of A stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of A stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 24,750,096, which is approximately -2.112% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 24,568,111 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.41 billion in A stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $2.35 billion in A stock with ownership of nearly 0.844% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Agilent Technologies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 345 institutional holders increased their position in Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE:A] by around 17,041,176 shares. Additionally, 321 investors decreased positions by around 16,716,351 shares, while 149 investors held positions by with 236,363,840 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 270,121,367 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. A stock had 102 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,658,435 shares, while 70 institutional investors sold positions of 5,353,318 shares during the same period.

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