Stifel raised the price target for the Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) stock to “a Hold”. The rating was released on November 23, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on November 23, 2021 by Cowen that reiterated the stock to an Outperform with a price target of $187 for A stock. The research report from BofA Securities has reiterated the stock to Buy, with a price target set at $179. The stock was upgraded by Citigroup, who disclosed in a research note on March 18, 2021, from Neutral to Buy and set the price objective to $150. In their research brief published February 17, 2021, BofA Securities analysts upgraded the Agilent Technologies Inc. stock from Neutral to Buy with a price target of $147.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) dipped -4.91% to close Tuesday’s market session at $154.78, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $151.77 and $159.32 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3129622 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.39 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -4.10% within the last five trades and -2.25% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 16.12% in the last 6 months and -10.69% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. A stock is trading at a margin of -2.76%, -3.25% and 6.08% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, A deals in the Healthcare domain. The stock is trading -13.81 percent below its 52-week high and 41.27 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 29.77. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Agilent Technologies Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 20.40 percent and the profit margin is 16.10 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 53.60 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $46.25 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is 48.22. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 32.59. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 7.53 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 9.48, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.20 percent of Agilent Technologies Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 90.30 percent are held by financial institutions. MCDONNELL PADRAIG, the Senior Vice President at Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) has sold 1,500 shares of firm on Nov 19 at a price of $165.00 against the total amount of $0.25 million. In another inside trade, Grau Dominique, Senior Vice President of Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) sold 9,033 shares of the firm on Aug 18 for a total worth of $1.49 million at a price of $165.06. An inside trade which took place on Aug 05, Senior Vice President of Agilent Technologies Inc. Grau Dominique sold 9,033 shares of firm against total price of $1.4 million at the cost of $155.00 per share.