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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 47.22 (-0.57% today). The market cap for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 15574.35, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Laboratories & Research industry. The target price for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 49.14. Currently Agilent Technologies, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 34.04, and a forward P/E of 21.68. Average volume for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 2228.5 and so far today it is 348441.

Performance in the last year for Agilent Technologies, Inc. has been 19.70%. For EPS growth, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has seen a growth of 90.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.78%. 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 -47.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -48.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.09%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 15.35%.

Since the IPO date for Agilent Technologies, Inc. on the 11/18/1999, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 14.21%. With Agilent Technologies, Inc. trading at 47.22, the dividend yield is 0.97%, and the EPS is 1.4.

So could Agilent Technologies, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 34.04. The PEG is 3.37, P/S is 3.8 and the P/B is at 3.72. The P/cash is 7.28, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

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 87.00%. Outstanding shares are at 327.95. While shares float is 324.85. The float short is currently 1.05%, and short ratio is 1.53.

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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