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 lowest price target was 44, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.89 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.49 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of A to grow at a rate of 25.14 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of A is 1.34.

A has traded between a high of 61.84 and a low of 42.92 over the past year. Currently the stock is 39.98 percent higher than its low, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.