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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 1997.1, and so far today it has a volume of 1952100. Performance year to date since the 11/18/1999 is 12.10%.

To help you determine whether Agilent Technologies, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 31.99 and forward P/E is 21.27. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.99. P/S ratio is 3.66 and the P/B ratio is 3.49. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.88 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Agilent Technologies, Inc. is trading at, 46.61 (-0.13% today), Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.99%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 30.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.46, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 14.65% after growing 90.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 11.70%, and 3.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 324.39, and the number of shares float is 323.2. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 87.70%. The float short is 1.11%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.79. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.40%, 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 0.38 and total debt/equity is 0.43. In terms of margins, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a gross margin of 52.00%, with its operating margin at 14.30%, and Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a profit margin of 11.70%.

The 52 week high is -4.15%, with 41.90% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.63% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.12%.

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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