Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) Shares Sold by AdvisorNet Financial Inc

AdvisorNet Financial Inc trimmed its position in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:AGet Rating) by 73.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 600 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 1,682 shares during the period. AdvisorNet Financial Inc’s holdings in Agilent Technologies were worth $71,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in A. Bromfield Sneider Wealth Advisors acquired a new position in shares of Agilent Technologies in the 2nd quarter valued at $31,000. Riverview Trust Co acquired a new position in shares of Agilent Technologies in the 1st quarter valued at $33,000. Bank of New Hampshire acquired a new position in shares of Agilent Technologies in the 1st quarter valued at $38,000. J.W. Cole Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Agilent Technologies by 7,201.6% in the 1st quarter. J.W. Cole Advisors Inc. now owns 124,493 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $45,000 after acquiring an additional 122,788 shares during the period. Finally, Penserra Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Agilent Technologies in the 1st quarter valued at $60,000.

Agilent Technologies Price Performance

NYSE:A opened at $124.39 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $36.82 billion, a PE ratio of 28.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 1.06. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a 52 week low of $112.52 and a 52 week high of $174.35. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $130.58 and its 200-day moving average price is $126.98. The company has a quick ratio of 1.41, a current ratio of 1.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:AGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 16th. The medical research company reported $1.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.20 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $1.72 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.64 billion. Agilent Technologies had a net margin of 19.94% and a return on equity of 28.46%. Agilent Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.10 EPS. As a group, equities analysts expect that Agilent Technologies, Inc. will post 5.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Agilent Technologies Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 26th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 4th will be paid a $0.21 dividend. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 3rd. Agilent Technologies’s dividend payout ratio is presently 19.13%.

Insider Activity at Agilent Technologies

In other Agilent Technologies news, VP Padraig Mcdonnell sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.62, for a total value of $118,620.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 17,826 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,114,520.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A has been the topic of several analyst reports. Robert W. Baird increased their price target on Agilent Technologies from $155.00 to $160.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. Citigroup increased their price target on Agilent Technologies from $140.00 to $145.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. KeyCorp cut their price target on Agilent Technologies from $195.00 to $155.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, June 2nd. Wells Fargo & Company increased their price target on Agilent Technologies from $130.00 to $135.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. Finally, StockNews.com raised Agilent Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 26th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $151.31.

Agilent Technologies Profile

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Agilent Technologies, Inc provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. The Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; raman spectroscopy; cell analysis plate based assays; flow cytometer; real-time cell analyzer; cell imaging systems; microplate reader; laboratory software; information management and analytics; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps, and measurement technologies.

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