Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) is set to post its Q3 2019 quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, August 14th. Analysts expect Agilent Technologies to post earnings of $0.72 per share for the quarter. Individual interested in listening to the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.
Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 14th. The medical research company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by ($0.01). Agilent Technologies had a net margin of 22.25% and a return on equity of 19.71%. The company had revenue of $1.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.27 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.65 earnings per share. Agilent Technologies’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Agilent Technologies to post $3 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Shares of Agilent Technologies stock opened at $66.65 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 3.41, a quick ratio of 2.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. Agilent Technologies has a fifty-two week low of $61.01 and a fifty-two week high of $82.27. The firm has a fifty day moving average of $71.09. The company has a market cap of $21.96 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.89, a PEG ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.41.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 24th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 2nd were issued a $0.164 dividend. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, July 1st. Agilent Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.66%.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank reduced their price objective on shares of Agilent Technologies from $90.00 to $85.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 15th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Agilent Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 12th. Bank of America downgraded shares of Agilent Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $76.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday, July 16th. Barclays downgraded shares of Agilent Technologies from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $86.00 to $78.00 in a report on Monday, July 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Agilent Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $71.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday, July 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $83.92.
About Agilent Technologies
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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