Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) shares traded 2.09% up during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $69.25. The stock exchanged hands 2.44 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 2.86 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $22.14 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $79.33 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 12 opinions.
Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) high price target of $89 and with a conservative view have low price target of $72.
Needham “Initiates Coverage On” Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) in a research note issued to investors on 1/03/19 to Buy with price target of $77.
Additionally on 11/20/18 Morgan Stanley “Maintained” Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) to Overweight setting price target at $89 and on 10/10/18 Morgan Stanley “Maintained” the stock to Overweight at $86. Furthermore on 8/15/18 Deutsche Bank “Maintained” the stock to Buy at $80.
On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 55.1 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 2.16, Consequently Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 3.30%, 3.03% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.34.
In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 1.8. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.
According to analysts Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $0.72 and can go high up to $0.75. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.73 derived from a total of 12 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $0.66 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.
Previously Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.07. The company posted an earnings surprise of 9.5%.
Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.27 Billion according to 10 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $1.28 Billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $1.26 Billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $5.17 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $5.14 Billion and high estimates of $5.23 Billion according to 13 number of analysts.
Currently Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A)’s shares owned by insiders are 0.3%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 88%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -5.2%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded 0.15%.
Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $4.91 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 4.5. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $14.36 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 4.82, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $7.03, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 9.85. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 2.46 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 25.83.