Is This Why Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) Share Has Been Dropping?

Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Michael R. Mcmullen Director, President and Chief Executive Officer with 559,767 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Mark Doak Senior Vice President and President, CrossLab Group, with 151,966 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 113,849 shares of A is Dominique Grau Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Agilent Technologies Inc. (A), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 24.66 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (Investment Management) with 22.99 million shares. In the third-place spot with 15.68 million shares is BlackRock Fund Advisors.

This company’s stock price was $80.10 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1978225. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.93M. Given the fact that this stock has 310.65M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $24.88B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.43. Its Price to Sales ratio is 4.82, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 14.10, and its Price to Book ratio is 5.27.

A stock has achieved a 5-day range of $79.17 to $81.34, with a total performance of -1.05% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $74.94 to $81.34, generating a +4.07% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +13.76%, trading in the range of $69.96 to $81.34.

In the past 5 days, shares of A have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 7 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 13 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 10/30/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.89. This is a 0.04 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.85, amounting to an earnings surprise of 4.70%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 10/30/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.72, making for an earnings surprise of 5.60%. For the quarter ending 4/29/2019, EPS was reported at 0.71, generating a 0.00% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 10-2018, was $316.0 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $684.0 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $1.09 billion for the year, compared to $889.0 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$177.0 million, compared to -$176.0 million, and Free Cash flow was $910.0 million compared to the prior year’s $713.0 million.

Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 6/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.57, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.5, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.51 and a Debt to EBITDA of 1.96. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 12.72, its Piotroski F-Score is 6, its Altman Z-Score is 4.2 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.25.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 8/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 18.23, a Net Margin of 20.74, a ROE of 22.11, and a ROC of 75.08.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for A, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 500.63 and its Price to Median PS Value is 1.5. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for A is now 1.47, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 23.42. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 18.86.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for A is sitting at 1.21, while its Current Ratio is 1.53 and its PEG Ratio is 1.7. This stock’s PB Ratio is 5.21, its PS Ratio is 4.93, its Forward PE Ratio is 23.53, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 23.84. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 35.73, its Price to Owner Earnings is 48.04, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 29.39 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 24.91.