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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for A. The maximum price target given was 75, which equates to a potential upside of 24.83 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 44, which equates to a potential downside of -26.76 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. 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. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of A's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 25.14 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. A has a PEG ratio of 1.34.

In the trailing 52-weeks, A hit 61.84 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $19.25 billion. A's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.