Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) – Is Up Cycle Is Coming and Act Now?

Tang Michael, SVP, General Counsel, and Sec., subtracted 6,728 shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) from its portfolio at the rate of $80.50 per share valuing $541,604 on Mar 27. The insider left behind 57,065 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) was $71.74. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $72.59, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $73.44. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $71.07 and a 2nd Support Level at $70.40. Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) stock has gained $2.15, or 3.09%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $2.65, or 3.84%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $3.77, or 5.55%. This year-to-date, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) shares have gained $4.28, or 6.34%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Hold .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”

With 315,993 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $22,814,694K. Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) generates $4,914 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $316,000 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 9.28%, a 3-Year Total Return of 51.61%, and a 5-year Total Return of 75.71%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 30.43%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.164 per share on 07/01/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.91%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.66.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Apr-19, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) reported earnings of $0.71 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.72 per share, representing a -0.01 difference and 0.75% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Jan-19, the reported earnings of $0.76 represented a 0.03 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.73 per share, which was a 4.02% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 10/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.86 per share. This estimate came from a total of 9 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.87 and the low estimate was $0.85. In the year-ago quarter, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) generated per-share earnings of $0.81. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +6.17% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 0 purchases (0 shares in total) and 2 sale (2,736 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 21 insider buys amounting to 51,600 shares and 13 insider sales amounting to 37,696 shares. In the past full year, 41 insider purchases were made (involving 538,495 shares) and 50 insider sell-offs equivalent to 188,525 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) has a Current Ratio of 3.29, a Quick Ratio of 2.74 and a Cash Ratio of 1.92. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 39.39, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 28.26, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 21.06. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 39.39 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 28.26.