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Morning Active Stocks: Agilent Technologies, Inc., (A)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 19.75 B. Since its IPO date on the 11/18/1999, Agilent Technologies, Inc., A performance year to date is 35.03%. Today Agilent Technologies, Inc., A has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 61.52.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 26.50%. Return of assets are at 7.40%, with return on investment at 8.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Agilent Technologies, Inc., A is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.41. While Total debt/equity is 0.47. With a profit margin of 13.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 53.10%, and operating margin of 17.00%. Agilent Technologies, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.2, while the quick ratio is 2.7.

For the last year Agilent Technologies, Inc., A has seen a EPS growth of 7.40%. A performance for the year of 31.45%. The 52-week high is -0.22%, and the 52-week low is 43.34%. The average volume for Agilent Technologies, Inc., A is 0.

With a target price of 65.36, 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 34.54 and a forward P/E of 24.31. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.24. Agilent Technologies, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.57 and 4.52 respectively. For P/cash, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a value of 8.27, while it is 39.89 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 61.52, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.86%. We see a return on equity of 13.50%.

Looking more long-term Agilent Technologies, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.67%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 13.55% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 7.40% for this year and for the last five years a -13.20% growth has been seen.

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