New York State Teachers Retirement System decreased its holdings in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) by 0.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 493,749 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 3,460 shares during the quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned approximately 0.15% of Agilent Technologies worth $31,699,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of A. Balentine LLC raised its position in Agilent Technologies by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 1,794 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $106,000 after purchasing an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC raised its position in Agilent Technologies by 26,144.4% in the 2nd quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 2,362 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $140,000 after purchasing an additional 2,353 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Agilent Technologies by 92.3% in the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 2,500 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $148,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the period. Parallel Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Agilent Technologies by 5.3% in the 2nd quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 2,623 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $157,000 after buying an additional 131 shares during the period. Finally, Trust Co. of Vermont increased its stake in shares of Agilent Technologies by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 2,793 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $166,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the period.

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Several research firms have recently commented on A. Zacks Investment Research cut Agilent Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. BidaskClub cut Agilent Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. Janney Montgomery Scott lifted their target price on Agilent Technologies from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $70.00 target price on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $68.00 target price on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $65.78.

In related news, CEO Michael R. Mcmullen sold 16,492 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.33, for a total value of $1,077,422.36. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 211,872 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,841,597.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Dominique Grau sold 13,007 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.00, for a total transaction of $806,434.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 60,098 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,726,076. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 165,720 shares of company stock worth $10,488,739.

Shares of Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE A) opened at $68.37 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $22.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.75, a P/E/G ratio of 2.67 and a beta of 1.28. Agilent Technologies Inc has a 52 week low of $42.92 and a 52 week high of $68.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 2.76 and a current ratio of 3.22.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 15th. The medical research company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.09 billion. Agilent Technologies had a net margin of 14.36% and a return on equity of 16.95%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.49 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Agilent Technologies Inc will post 2.32 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 25th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 3rd were issued a $0.132 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.53 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.77%. Agilent Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 27.32%.

Agilent Technologies Profile

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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