Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is -20.78% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $112.52 and a high of $174.35 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The A stock was last observed hovering at around $128.14 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -1.66% off its average median price target of $150.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 25.6% off the consensus price target high of $170.00 offered by 18 analysts, but current levels are 6.31% higher than the price target low of $135.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $126.48, the stock is -4.03% and -2.76% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.1 million and changing -1.30% at the moment leaves the stock -4.52% off its SMA200. A registered -26.22% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -9.20%.
The stock witnessed a -5.57% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 11.14%, and is -5.08% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.52% over the week and 2.34% over the month.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) has around 17700 employees, a market worth around $38.39B and $6.66B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 28.85 and Fwd P/E is 23.06. Profit margin for the company is 19.90%. Distance from 52-week low is 12.41% and -27.46% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (14.70%).
Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) is a “Overweight”. 18 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock, where 4 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 11 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
Agilent Technologies Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 11/21/2022.The EPS is expected to grow by 71.00% this year
Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 298.00M, and float is at 295.33M with Short Float at 0.92%.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) Insider Activity
A total of 7 insider transactions have happened at Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 6 and purchases happening 1 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Thaysen Jacob, the company’s Sr. Vice President. SEC filings show that Thaysen Jacob sold 5,839 shares of the company’s common stock on Sep 09 at a price of $137.45 per share for a total of $0.8 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 82934.0 shares.
Agilent Technologies Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Sep 08 that MCDONNELL PADRAIG (Sr. Vice President) sold a total of 2,506 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Sep 08 and was made at $134.33 per share for $0.34 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 15320.0 shares of the A stock.
Still, SEC filings show that on Jun 30, MCDONNELL PADRAIG (Sr. Vice President) disposed off 1,000 shares at an average price of $118.62 for $0.12 million. The insider now directly holds 17,826 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc. (A).
Agilent Technologies Inc. (A): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Rogers Corporation (ROG) that is trading 32.31% up over the past 12 months. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) is -11.95% down on the 1-year trading charts.