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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Agilent Technologies, Inc., A

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 14428.87. Since its IPO date on the 11/18/1999, Agilent Technologies, Inc., A performance year to date is 7.24%. Today Agilent Technologies, Inc., A has gained -0.38%, with a current price of 44.31.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 32.50%. Return of assets are at 6.10%, with return on investment at 8.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Agilent Technologies, Inc., A is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.45. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 11.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 52.30%, and operating margin of 14.60%. Agilent Technologies, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.9, while the quick ratio is 3.3.

For the last year Agilent Technologies, Inc., A has seen a EPS growth of 7.10%. A performance for the year of 7.51%. The 52-week high is -8.66%, and the 52-week low is 30.79%. The average volume for Agilent Technologies, Inc., A is 173443.

With a target price of 51.29, 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 31.66 and a forward P/E of 18.39. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.43. Agilent Technologies, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.43 and 3.42 respectively. For P/cash, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a value of 6.3, while it is 28.63 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 44.31, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.19%. We see a return on equity of 11.00%.

Looking more long-term Agilent Technologies, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.24%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.15% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 7.10% for this year and for the last five years a -13.30% growth has been seen.

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