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Today’s Large Cap Details for Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) of Medical Laboratories & Research

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 19.85 B. 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 61.13 (with a change from open of -0.29%), this in conjunction with a target price of 64.11. Volume today has so far reached 23993, with an average volume of about 2052.55. The GAP for this stock, is 0.20%.

The P/E ratio is 34.36, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 24.27. The current EPS for Agilent Technologies, Inc., is 1.78, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 7.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 34.31%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Agilent Technologies, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 13.10% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.87%. Quarter over quarter is 81.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 8.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -13.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -8.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 88.50%. Shares outstanding is 324.32, while shares float is at a value of 320.62. Float short for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 1.11% and the short ratio is 1.73.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.41, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.47. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 3.2, and the quick ratio is 2.7. The most recent gross margin is 53.10% and their operating margin is 17.00%. The profit margin is 13.50%.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 7.40%, and on investment, 8.70%. Return on equity is 13.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.48. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.59, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.49 and Price/cash is 8.31, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 40.09.

The simple moving averages are 2.33% and 19.36% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.29% and the 52 week low is 42.43%.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.87%, with a current price of 61.13. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 26.50%. 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 3.33%, with performance for the month coming to 3.22%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 16.44%, and for the half year the performance is 31.85%. Volatility for this week is 1.20% and for the month this is 1.32%.

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