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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Agilent Technologies, Inc., A

Agilent Technologies, Inc., A is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Laboratories & Research in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Agilent Technologies, Inc., A  has a market cap of 14539.6. Since its IPO date on the 11/18/1999, Agilent Technologies, Inc., A performance year to date is 7.26%. Today Agilent Technologies, Inc., A has gained -1.80%, with a current price of 43.79.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 30.80%. Return of assets are at 6.20%, with return on investment at 8.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Agilent Technologies, Inc., A is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.4. While Total debt/equity is 0.45. With a profit margin of 11.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 51.60%, and operating margin of 14.30%. Agilent Technologies, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.1, while the quick ratio is 2.6.

For the last year Agilent Technologies, Inc., A has seen a EPS growth of 90.50%. A performance for the year of 13.95%. The 52-week high is -5.93%, and the 52-week low is 33.33%. The average volume for Agilent Technologies, Inc., A is 809864.

With a target price of 48.93, can Agilent Technologies, Inc., A reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Agilent Technologies, Inc., A. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a P/E of 31.97 and a forward P/E of 20.37. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.1. Agilent Technologies, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.55 and 3.49 respectively. For P/cash, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a value of 6.8, while it is 33.2 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 43.79, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.03%. We see a return on equity of 11.20%.

Looking more long-term Agilent Technologies, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.90% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 90.50% for this year and for the last five years a -7.60% growth has been seen.

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