Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) Stock Guide

May 23, 2020
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In this A stock guide, we'll address key questions about A, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are A earnings?
2. When is A earnings date?
3. What is A dividend?
4. What is A dividend yield?
5. What is A stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
6. A buy or sell? What is A Finny Score?
7. What are the reasons to buy A? Why should I buy A stock?
8. What are the reasons to sell A? Why should I sell A stock?
9. What are A key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are A earnings?

A trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $2.42.

2. When is A earnings date?

A earnings date is August 12, 2020.

3. What is A dividend?

A forward dividend is $0.72.

4. What is A dividend yield?

A forward dividend yield is 0.9%.

Analyst Predictions

5. What is A stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on A analyst price targets, A stock forecast is $81.17 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for A stock is $81.17. The prediction is based on 14 analyst estimates.

The low price target for A is $73.00, while the high price target is $92.00.

A analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

6. A buy or sell? What is A Finny Score?

Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell A, resulting in Finny Score of 57.

7. What are the reasons to buy A? Why should I buy A stock?

Here are the reasons to buy A stock:

  • Agilent is a well-established leader in many of its core markets. Customer familiarity with Agilent’s instrumentation and services makes market share gains for new entrants difficult.
  • Agilent’s 2014 spin-off of its electronic measurements segment will free up resources to focus on building out the company’s life science, diagnostic, and chemical analysis operations--all higher-growth and more differentiated industries.
  • The 2012 acquisition of Dako enhances Agilent’s access to the higher-growth and larger clinical diagnostics market while boosting the company’s recurring revenue mix.
  • A quarterly revenue growth was 5.70%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.75% and 1.16%, respectively). See A revenue growth chart.
  • A forward dividend yield is 0.90%, higher than the industry (0.16%) and sector (0.16%) forward dividend yields. See A forward dividend chart.
  • A average analyst rating is Buy. See A analyst rating chart.
  • A cash to debt ratio is 0.46, higher than the average industry (0.21) and sector (0.16) cash to debt ratio. See A cash to debt chart.

8. What are the reasons to sell A? Why should I sell A stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell A stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • A significant portion of Agilent’s business is dependent on research, composed largely of academic and government institutions, which are likely to continue to face budget constraints over the near term.
  • Agilent must continually innovate to stay at the forefront of technological advancement, particularly as it competes with even larger companies with greater resources.
  • Acquisitions and divestments have been central components of Agilent’s strategy, which places high demands on management’s ability to execute market expansion and integration goals.
  • A profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -8.86 percentage points. See A profitability chart.
  • A average analyst price target ($81.17) is below its current price ($84.98). See A price target chart.
  • A short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.55. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See A short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

9. What are A key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for A:

Metrics A
Price $89.42
Average Price Target / Upside $81.17 / -9.23%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.90%
Industry Diagnostics & Research
Sector Healthcare
Number of Employees 15,300
Market Cap $25.28B
Forward P/E Ratio 22.87
Price/Book Ratio 4.83
Revenue (TTM) $5.24B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 5.70%
Profit Margin 14.59%

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