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Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 15304.72. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 47.18 (with a change from open of 0.60%), this in conjunction with a target price of 50.54. Volume today has so far reached 1471300, with an average volume of about 1869.13. The GAP for this stock, is 0.43%.

The P/E ratio is 32.38, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.53. The current EPS for Agilent Technologies, Inc., is 1.46, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 90.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 13.47%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Agilent Technologies, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 14.65% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.70%. Quarter over quarter is 11.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -7.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -5.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 87.70%. Shares outstanding is 324.39, while shares float is at a value of 323.2. Float short for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 1.11% and the short ratio is 1.91.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.38, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.43. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 3.1, and the quick ratio is 2.6. The most recent gross margin is 52.00% and their operating margin is 14.30%. The profit margin is 11.70%.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 6.40%, and on investment, 8.20%. Return on equity is 11.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.03. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.71, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.53 and Price/cash is 6.96, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 0.60% and 11.23% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.98% and the 52 week low is 43.63%.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.97%, with a current price of 47.18. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 30.30%. This is in an industry, Medical Laboratories & Research, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Agilent Technologies, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Medical Laboratories & Research industry means that Agilent Technologies, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 2.48%, with performance for the month coming to -0.92%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 8.10%, and for the half year the performance is 40.99%. Volatility for this week is 1.21% and for the month this is 1.45%.

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