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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Agilent Technologies, Inc., A

Agilent Technologies, Inc., A is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Laboratories & Research in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Agilent Technologies, Inc., A  has a market cap of 15325.69. Since its IPO date on the 11/18/1999, Agilent Technologies, Inc., A performance year to date is 13.37%. Today Agilent Technologies, Inc., A has gained -1.01%, with a current price of 47.14.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 30.30%. Return of assets are at 6.40%, with return on investment at 8.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Agilent Technologies, Inc., A is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.38. While Total debt/equity is 0.43. With a profit margin of 11.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 52.00%, and operating margin of 14.30%. Agilent Technologies, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.1, while the quick ratio is 2.6.

For the last year Agilent Technologies, Inc., A has seen a EPS growth of 90.50%. A performance for the year of 31.28%. The 52-week high is -3.06%, and the 52-week low is 43.51%. The average volume for Agilent Technologies, Inc., A is 2179600.

With a target price of 50.23, can Agilent Technologies, Inc., A reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Agilent Technologies, Inc., A. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a P/E of 32.35 and a forward P/E of 21.53. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.02. Agilent Technologies, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.71 and 3.53 respectively. For P/cash, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a value of 6.97, while it is 11.38 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 47.14, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.98%. We see a return on equity of 11.50%.

Looking more long-term Agilent Technologies, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.70%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.60% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 90.50% for this year and for the last five years a -7.60% growth has been seen.

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