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, 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.89 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.49 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of A is 1.34.

A has a 52-week high of 61.84 and a 52-week low of 42.92. 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.