Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday
Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) is scheduled to be issuing its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Monday, November 13th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.63 per share for the quarter. Agilent Technologies has set its Q4 guidance at $0.60-0.62 EPS.
Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 15th. The medical research company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.09 billion. Agilent Technologies had a return on equity of 16.95% and a net margin of 14.36%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.49 EPS. On average, analysts expect Agilent Technologies to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE A) opened at $66.81 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $21,713.74, a PE ratio of 29.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.65 and a beta of 1.27. 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, Inc. has a 12-month low of $42.92 and a 12-month high of $68.67.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 3rd were given a dividend of $0.132 per share. This represents a $0.53 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 2nd. Agilent Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 27.32%.
A number of research firms have recently commented on A. Bank of America Corporation restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. BidaskClub cut Agilent Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Deutsche Bank AG set a $68.00 price objective on Agilent Technologies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Agilent Technologies in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $68.00 price objective on shares of Agilent Technologies in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Agilent Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $66.70.
In related news, CFO Didier Hirsch sold 15,555 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.00, for a total value of $1,026,630.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 178,557 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,784,762. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Mark Doak sold 12,421 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.57, for a total transaction of $764,760.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 165,720 shares of company stock valued at $10,488,739.
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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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