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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 15380.68. It is in the Medical Laboratories & Research industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 33.82, a forward P/E of 21.54 and EPS of 1.4. At a stock price of 47.07 (-0.23%) 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 14.78% and more long-term 10.10% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -48.10%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -5.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -47.10%.

For performance, Agilent Technologies, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 0.49%. For the last month performance for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 5.78%. While the last quarter is 14.70% and half year, 27.98%. Finally for the year, performance is 16.36%.

The 52-week high for Agilent Technologies, Inc., is at -2.30%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 43.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.06% and 15.46% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.51%, and for the month it is 1.41%. Agilent Technologies, Inc., has a target price of 49.14.

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 86.90%. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a payout ratio of 30.80%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 326. The shares float is 324.85, with the float short at 1.05%, with short ratio coming to 1.54.

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 49.14, reached soon?

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