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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A)?

The company in question is, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) currently with a stock price of 46.58 (-0.19% today). The market cap for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 15234.49, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Laboratories & Research industry. The target price for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 48.93. Currently Agilent Technologies, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 33.46, and a forward P/E of 21.28. Average volume for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 2212.37 and so far today it is 664751.

Performance in the last year for Agilent Technologies, Inc. has been 17.02%. For EPS growth, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has seen a growth of 90.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 15.00%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -7.60% over the last five years and could be 10.10% for the next five years. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 1.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.33%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 15.61%.

Since the IPO date for Agilent Technologies, Inc. on the 11/18/1999, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 12.24%. With Agilent Technologies, Inc. trading at 46.58, the dividend yield is 0.99%, and the EPS is 1.4.

So could Agilent Technologies, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 33.46. The PEG is 3.31, P/S is 3.72 and the P/B is at 3.65. The P/cash is 7.12, with P/free cash flow at 34.78.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.1, and the quick ratio is 2.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.4, and total debt/equity at 0.45.

In terms of margins, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a gross margin of 51.60%, an operating margin of 14.30% and a profit margin of 11.20%.Payout ratio for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 30.80%. Return on assets come to 6.20% with return on investment coming to 8.20%.

Insider ownership for Agilent Technologies, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 86.70%. Outstanding shares are at 326.43. While shares float is 324.85. The float short is currently 1.09%, and short ratio is 1.61.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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