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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 14725.01. 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 45.12 (with a change from open of 0.16%), this in conjunction with a target price of 50.54. Volume today has so far reached 644896, with an average volume of about 1851.92. The GAP for this stock, is -0.92%.

The P/E ratio is 31.21, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 20.75. 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 9.63%.

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 10.98%. 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 87.90%. Shares outstanding is 323.84, while shares float is at a value of 323.23. Float short for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 1.14% and the short ratio is 1.99.

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 2.84. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.57, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.4 and Price/cash is 6.7, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -3.48% and 5.78% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.99% and the 52 week low is 33.18%.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.01%, with a current price of 45.12. 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 -3.56%, with performance for the month coming to 1.52%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.60%, and for the half year the performance is 28.99%. Volatility for this week is 1.66% and for the month this is 1.50%.

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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