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 highest price target was 75, implying a possible profit of 24.83 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 44, which equates to a potential downside of -26.76 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.49 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

A has an estimated earnings growth rate of 25.14 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. A has a PEG ratio of 1.34.

A has a 52-week high of 61.84 and a 52-week low of 42.92. Today's price is 39.98 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 2.85 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.