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Morning Hot: Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

Today’s top gainers include the company Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) which is in the industry Medical Laboratories & Research, gaining 0.14% today. In the last week its performance is -0.68%, and 10.13% for the past quarter. Currently, Agilent Technologies, Inc., A has a target price of 57, so today’s gain of 0.14% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.23%.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A), has a market cap of 18.02 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 88.00%.

At the current price of 55.85, it has a dividend yield of 0.95%, and its target price is 57. This is with a profit margin of 12.00%, and total debt/equity of 0.46. Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has a P/E of 35.94, as well as a forward P/E of 22.87.

With a current EPS of 1.55, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 13.27%,Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -13.20%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 10.43%.

Performance for the year is 27.34%. Since its IPO date on 11/18/1999, the total performance to date is 22.89%.

Volume today for Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A), is 1934996, while its average volume is 1710.64. Whilst the total gain today was 0.14%, it did have a day high of -4.33%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.60%, and 1.23% for the month. The 52-week low for Agilent Technologies, Inc., A has been 34.44%, while the 52-week-high has reached -4.33%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 8.70%, and its return on assets is 6.60%. Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has an operating margin of 15.70%. With a sales growth of 3.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Agilent Technologies, Inc., A is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.42, and has a current ratio of 3.3 and 2.8 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Agilent Technologies, Inc.? Well its PEG is 3.45, and the P/S is 4.25, along with a P/B of 4.19. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 8.04.

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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