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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A)?

The company in question is, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) currently with a stock price of 45.15 (0.16% today). The market cap for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 14671.94, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Laboratories & Research industry. The target price for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 50.54. Currently Agilent Technologies, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 30.99, and a forward P/E of 20.64. Average volume for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 1840.39 and so far today it is 1158900.

Performance in the last year for Agilent Technologies, Inc. has been 27.55%. For EPS growth, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has seen a growth of 90.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.50%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -7.60% over the last five years and could be 10.98% for the next five years. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 11.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.27%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.77%.

Since the IPO date for Agilent Technologies, Inc. on the 11/18/1999, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 8.86%. With Agilent Technologies, Inc. trading at 45.15, the dividend yield is 1.02%, and the EPS is 1.46.

So could Agilent Technologies, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 30.99. The PEG is 2.82, P/S is 3.56 and the P/B is at 3.38. The P/cash is 6.67, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.1, and the quick ratio is 2.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.38, and total debt/equity at 0.43.

In terms of margins, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a gross margin of 52.00%, an operating margin of 14.30% and a profit margin of 11.70%.Payout ratio for Agilent Technologies, Inc. is 30.30%. Return on assets come to 6.40% with return on investment coming to 8.20%.

Insider ownership for Agilent Technologies, Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 87.70%. Outstanding shares are at 324.96. While shares float is 322.71. The float short is currently 1.48%, and short ratio is 2.6.

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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