Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) Sentiment Drops in Q2 2018

October 11, 2018 - By Peter Kolinski

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Sentiment for Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)

Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2018 Q2. Its down -0.15, from 1.03 in 2018Q1. The ratio dropped, as 227 investment professionals increased and opened new positions, while 259 decreased and sold positions in Agilent Technologies Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now own: 261.14 million shares, down from 265.64 million shares in 2018Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Agilent Technologies Inc in their top 10 positions decreased from 10 to 4 for a decrease of 6. Sold All: 50 Reduced: 209 Increased: 161 New Position: 66.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $21.13 billion. The Company’s 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; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. It has a 72.58 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients.

The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $66.27. About 503,872 shares traded. Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has risen 2.68% since October 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.94% the S&P500.

Analysts await Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) to report earnings on November, 19. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 8.96 % or $0.06 from last year’s $0.67 per share. A’s profit will be $232.70 million for 22.70 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by Agilent Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.96 % EPS growth.

Hoplite Capital Management L.P. holds 8.77% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies, Inc. for 1.63 million shares. Beaconlight Capital Llc owns 242,992 shares or 5.62% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Impax Asset Management Ltd has 4.07% invested in the company for 2.71 million shares. The New York-based Cantillon Capital Management Llc has invested 2.51% in the stock. Sandhill Capital Partners Llc, a New York-based fund reported 254,471 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $1.36 million activity.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Agilent Technologies’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Agilent Technologies, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $7700 while the high is $86. The stock’s average target of $81 is 22.23% above today’s ($66.27) share price. A was included in 5 notes of analysts from May 15, 2018. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, May 15. The stock of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, August 15. The stock of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 15 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, October 10. On Friday, June 8 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”.

More recent Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) news were published by: Fortune.com which released: “NYSE President Wants Regulators To Make It Easier For Companies To Go Public” on October 02, 2018. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “MiX Telematics Surpasses 700000 Subscribers” on October 10, 2018. 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Agilent, Alibaba, CRISPR, Iridium, McDonald’s, Myriad Genetics, Shake …” with publication date: October 10, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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