Analyst Ratings for Agilent Technologies Inc. (A)Updated: 2017-07-29
An average rating of Overweight has been given to Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, A received an average rating of Overweight.
Of the 17 analysts covering the stock, 12 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.
Several price targets were given for A by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 75, implying a possible profit of 24.83 percent. The minimum price target given was 44, implying potential capital losses of -26.76 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.
In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.89 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.49 percent in FY estimates.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.
Analysts estimate earnings of A to grow at a rate of 25.14 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of A is 1.34.
In the trailing 52-weeks, A hit 61.84 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 42.92. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 39.98 percent, and 2.85 percent lower than its 52-week high. A has a price/earnings ratio of 33.75. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The A value stock report compares A to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of A is $19.25 billion. A will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.