Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) Holdings Trimmed by Schroder Investment Management Group

Schroder Investment Management Group lowered its stake in shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) by 0.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 80,901 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 23 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Agilent Technologies were worth $4,757,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in A. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in shares of Agilent Technologies by 9.8% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 882,075 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $46,635,000 after acquiring an additional 78,851 shares in the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board grew its holdings in Agilent Technologies by 83.7% during the 1st quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 326,805 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $17,278,000 after purchasing an additional 148,866 shares in the last quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP grew its holdings in Agilent Technologies by 49.5% during the 1st quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP now owns 14,461 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $765,000 after purchasing an additional 4,788 shares in the last quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. grew its holdings in Agilent Technologies by 144.3% during the 1st quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 35,822 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $1,894,000 after purchasing an additional 21,161 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC grew its holdings in Agilent Technologies by 74.8% during the 1st quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 65,101 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $3,442,000 after purchasing an additional 27,852 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) opened at 66.17 on Wednesday. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a 12 month low of $42.92 and a 12 month high of $66.45. The company has a market capitalization of $21.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.13 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a 50-day moving average of $62.75 and a 200 day moving average of $58.31.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 15th. The medical research company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.09 billion. Agilent Technologies had a net margin of 14.36% and a return on equity of 16.95%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.49 EPS. Analysts forecast that Agilent Technologies, Inc. will post $2.32 EPS for the current year.

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In related news, insider Patrick Kaltenbach sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.26, for a total transaction of $306,300.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 45,138 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,765,153.88. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Dominique Grau sold 13,007 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.00, for a total transaction of $806,434.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 60,098 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,726,076. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 170,720 shares of company stock worth $10,795,039.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on A shares. Cowen and Company raised their price target on shares of Agilent Technologies from $53.00 to $62.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC raised their price objective on shares of Agilent Technologies from $59.00 to $66.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Robert W. Baird raised their price objective on shares of Agilent Technologies from $57.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. BTIG Research raised their price objective on shares of Agilent Technologies from $57.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Agilent Technologies from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $63.91.

Agilent Technologies Profile

Agilent Technologies, Inc provides application focused solutions that include instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. The Company serves the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. It has three business segments: life sciences and applied markets business, diagnostics and genomics business, and Agilent CrossLab business.

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