FY2019 EPS Estimates for Agilent Technologies Inc Lifted by Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:A)

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Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Financial Group increased their FY2019 EPS estimates for Agilent Technologies in a research note issued on Wednesday, August 14th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Couillard now anticipates that the medical research company will earn $3.08 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $3.06. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Agilent Technologies’ Q4 2019 earnings at $0.85 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.78 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.84 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.95 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.40 EPS.

A has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Agilent Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Monday. Wolfe Research began coverage on Agilent Technologies in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. They issued a “peer perform” rating for the company. Bank of America downgraded Agilent Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $76.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, July 16th. Piper Jaffray Companies upped their price target on Agilent Technologies from $83.00 to $86.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 15th. Finally, Barclays downgraded Agilent Technologies from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $86.00 to $78.00 in a research note on Monday, July 15th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $84.77.

A stock opened at $71.12 on Monday. Agilent Technologies has a 1-year low of $61.01 and a 1-year high of $82.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 2.13 and a quick ratio of 1.72. The company has a market capitalization of $22.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.49, a PEG ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 1.41. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $70.51 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $74.54.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 14th. The medical research company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.24 billion. Agilent Technologies had a return on equity of 20.00% and a net margin of 21.06%. The firm’s revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.67 EPS.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. NEXT Financial Group Inc raised its holdings in shares of Agilent Technologies by 22.0% during the 2nd quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 925 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $69,000 after acquiring an additional 167 shares in the last quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC raised its holdings in shares of Agilent Technologies by 4.1% during the 1st quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 4,670 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $375,000 after acquiring an additional 185 shares in the last quarter. Fulton Bank N.A. raised its holdings in shares of Agilent Technologies by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. Fulton Bank N.A. now owns 5,235 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $391,000 after acquiring an additional 194 shares in the last quarter. Destination Wealth Management raised its holdings in shares of Agilent Technologies by 100.0% during the 1st quarter. Destination Wealth Management now owns 400 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $32,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Agilent Technologies by 139.0% during the 2nd quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC now owns 349 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $26,000 after acquiring an additional 203 shares in the last quarter.

Agilent Technologies Company Profile

Agilent Technologies, Inc provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: Life Sciences and Applied Markets, Diagnostics and Genomics, and Agilent CrossLab. 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; laboratory software and information management and analytics; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies.

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