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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 46.67 (-3.63% today). The market cap for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 15761.54, 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 34.72, and a forward P/E of 22.11. Average volume for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 2071.94 and so far today it is 3491308.

Performance in the last year for Agilent Technologies, Inc. has been 25.51%. 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 1.09%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.77%.

Since the IPO date for Agilent Technologies, Inc. on the 11/18/1999, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 16.47%. With Agilent Technologies, Inc. trading at 46.67, the dividend yield is 0.95%, and the EPS is 1.4.

So could Agilent Technologies, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 34.72. The PEG is 3.44, P/S is 3.85 and the P/B is at 3.79. The P/cash is 7.37, 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 88.20%. Outstanding shares are at 325.45. While shares float is 324.85. The float short is currently 0.94%, and short ratio is 1.47.

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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