Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) insider Patrick Kaltenbach sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.30, for a total transaction of $94,600.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 22,463 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,062,499.90. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
Patrick Kaltenbach also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Wednesday, August 31st, Patrick Kaltenbach sold 2,000 shares of Agilent Technologies stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.00, for a total transaction of $94,000.00.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) opened at 46.83 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $15.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.48 and a beta of 1.35. The company has a 50-day moving average of $46.66 and a 200 day moving average of $44.63. Agilent Technologies Inc. has a 12-month low of $34.15 and a 12-month high of $48.63.
Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 17th. The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.02. Agilent Technologies had a net margin of 11.59% and a return on equity of 14.97%. The firm had revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.05 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.44 earnings per share. Agilent Technologies’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Agilent Technologies Inc. will post $1.91 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 26th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 4th will be given a $0.115 dividend. This represents a $0.46 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 30th. Agilent Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 31.72%.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on A. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Agilent Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 23rd. BTIG Research began coverage on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $55.00 price objective on the stock. Evercore ISI increased their price objective on shares of Agilent Technologies from $50.00 to $53.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 18th. Barclays PLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, June 8th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Thursday, August 18th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $48.32.
A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Cribstone Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Agilent Technologies during the second quarter valued at approximately $102,000. ClariVest Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Agilent Technologies during the second quarter valued at approximately $105,000. CENTRAL TRUST Co boosted its position in shares of Agilent Technologies by 1.3% in the second quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 2,596 shares of the company’s stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 34 shares in the last quarter. Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A boosted its position in shares of Agilent Technologies by 3,166.4% in the second quarter. Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A now owns 3,887 shares of the company’s stock worth $150,000 after buying an additional 3,768 shares in the last quarter. Finally, JFS Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Agilent Technologies by 7,555.6% in the second quarter. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 3,445 shares of the company’s stock worth $153,000 after buying an additional 3,400 shares in the last quarter.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies, Inc provides application focused solutions that include instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. The Company serves the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. It has three business segments: life sciences and applied markets business, diagnostics and genomics business, and Agilent CrossLab business.
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