Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is -19.15% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $112.52 and a high of $160.26 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 $128.64 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -7.65% off its average median price target of $144.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 28.83% off the consensus price target high of $170.00 offered by 19 analysts, but current levels are 3.98% higher than the price target low of $126.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $120.99, the stock is -7.47% and -9.80% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 6.84 million and changing -5.95% at the moment leaves the stock -13.53% off its SMA200. A registered -3.96% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -16.64%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $5.75 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $20.06.
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The stock witnessed a -7.19% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -15.51%, and is -5.31% 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 2.75% over the week and 2.18% over the month.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) has around 18300 employees, a market worth around $35.85B and $6.93B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 27.28 and Fwd P/E is 19.24. Profit margin for the company is 19.10%. Distance from 52-week low is 7.53% and -24.51% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (16.90%).
Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) is a “Overweight”. 19 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.00, where 5 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 08/15/2023.The EPS is expected to grow by 6.10% this year
Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 296.00M, and float is at 294.19M with Short Float at 1.65%.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) Insider Activity
A total of 22 insider transactions have happened at Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 8 and purchases happening 14 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Ancher-Jensen Henrik, the company’s Sr Vice President. SEC filings show that Ancher-Jensen Henrik sold 29,500 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 14 at a price of $155.78 per share for a total of $4.6 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 70793.0 shares.
Agilent Technologies Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 13 that Grau Dominique (Senior Vice President) sold a total of 4,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 13 and was made at $159.20 per share for $0.64 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 92379.0 shares of the A stock.
Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 13, MCDONNELL PADRAIG (Sr. Vice President) disposed off 672 shares at an average price of $160.00 for $0.11 million. The insider now directly holds 15,529 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 -41.31% down over the past 12 months. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) is -8.01% down on the 1-year trading charts.