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How has Agilent Technologies, Inc.:(NYSE:A) performed recently?

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 15495.39. It is in the Medical Laboratories & Research industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 34.06, a forward P/E of 21.66 and EPS of 1.4. At a stock price of 47.85 (0.72%) it has a dividend yield of 0.97%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -7.60%, more recently this last year it has grown by 90.50%. The next year growth is going to be about 15.00% and more long-term 10.10% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 1.60%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -5.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 5.80%.

For performance, Agilent Technologies, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 1.80%. For the last month performance for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 10.50%. While the last quarter is 15.68% and half year, 32.30%. Finally for the year, performance is 18.92%.

The 52-week high for Agilent Technologies, Inc., is at 0.21%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 45.67%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.22% and 17.92% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.55%, and for the month it is 1.43%. Agilent Technologies, Inc., has a target price of 48.93.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.4, and for total debt/equity Agilent Technologies, Inc. has 0.45. The gross margin is 51.60%, while operating margin is 14.30%, the profit margin is 11.20%. The current ratio is 3.1 and the quick ratio is 2.6.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 86.70%. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a payout ratio of 30.80%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 326.15. The shares float is 324.85, with the float short at 1.09%, with short ratio coming to 1.59.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Agilent Technologies, Inc., get 6.20%, with its returns on investment at 8.20%. Return on equity is 11.20%. So will the investors see the target price of 48.93, reached soon?

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