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Is Agilent Technologies, Inc.(NYSE: A), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/18/1999. Agilent Technologies, Inc. is in the Medical Laboratories & Research industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Agilent Technologies, Inc., is 2134.78, and so far today it has a volume of 30719. Performance year to date since the 11/18/1999 is 16.11%.

To help you determine whether Agilent Technologies, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 34.61 and forward P/E is 22.05. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.43. P/S ratio is 3.84 and the P/B ratio is 3.78. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.35 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Agilent Technologies, Inc. is trading at, 48.55 (0.56% today), Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.95%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 30.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.4, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 14.78% after growing 90.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -48.10%, and -47.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 325.45, and the number of shares float is 324.85. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 88.20%. The float short is 0.94%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.43. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.20%, and also a return on investment of 8.20%.

The ability for Agilent Technologies, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.1, and quick ratio is 2.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.4 and total debt/equity is 0.45. In terms of margins, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a gross margin of 51.60%, with its operating margin at 14.30%, and Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a profit margin of 11.20%.

The 52 week high is -0.14%, with 47.80% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.29% and the 200 day simple moving average is 17.46%.

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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