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Agilent Technologies, Inc (A) is a leading diagnostics & research business based in the US. It opened the day at $118.67 after a previous close of $118.81. During the day the price has varied from a low of $117.29 to a high of $119.06. The latest price was $118.48 (25 minute delay). Agilent Technologies is listed on the NYSE and employs 16,400 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Agilent Technologies's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Agilent Technologies's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $105.49, which is 19.36% up on its pre-crash value of $85.07 and 72.57% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $61.13.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Agilent Technologies shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $771.21 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,283.81.

Agilent Technologies share price

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Agilent Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open$118.67
High$119.06
Low$117.29
Close$118.48
Previous close$118.81
Change $-0.33
Change % -0.278%
Volume 1,400,768
Information last updated 2020-12-26.
52-week range$60.7376 - $120.24
50-day moving average $114.2735
200-day moving average $101.4079
Wall St. target price$121.94
PE ratio 51.0044
Dividend yield $0.78 (0.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.3
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£100
0.45%
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Is it a good time to buy Agilent Technologies stock?

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Agilent Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $118.48

1 week (2021-01-08) -6.75%
1 month (2020-12-18) -0.69%
3 months (2020-10-16) 11.04%
6 months (2020-07-17) 25.55%
1 year (2020-01-17) 31.47%
2 years (2019-01-17) 67.30%
3 years (2018-01-17) 64.42%
5 years (2016-01-15) 219.27%

Is Agilent Technologies under- or over-valued?

Valuing Agilent Technologies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Agilent Technologies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Agilent Technologies's P/E ratio

Agilent Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, Agilent Technologies shares trade at around 51x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

However, Agilent Technologies's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the diagnostics & research industry or those of similar companies.

Agilent Technologies's PEG ratio

Agilent Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.0037. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Agilent Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Agilent Technologies's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Agilent Technologies's EBITDA

Agilent Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.4 billion (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Agilent Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put Agilent Technologies's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Agilent Technologies financials

Revenue TTM $5.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.55%
Gross profit TTM $2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.84%
Return on equity TTM 14.95%
Profit margin 13.47%
Book value $15.915
Market capitalisation $36 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Agilent Technologies shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "A.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 3.2 million Agilent Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Agilent Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 3.9% up from 3.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Agilent Technologies shares can be evaluated.

Agilent Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Agilent Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Agilent Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Agilent Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Agilent Technologies's SIR currently stands at 1.53. In other words for every 100,000 Agilent Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1530 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Agilent Technologies's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However Agilent Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Agilent Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Agilent Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Agilent Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Agilent Technologies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0105% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Agilent Technologies shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Agilent Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Agilent Technologies stock.

Agilent Technologies's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Agilent Technologies.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Agilent Technologies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.72

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Agilent Technologies's overall score of 17.72 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Agilent Technologies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Agilent Technologies's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Agilent Technologies's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.63/100

Agilent Technologies's environmental score of 0.63 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Agilent Technologies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Agilent Technologies's social score

Social score: 9.4/100

Agilent Technologies's social score of 9.4 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Agilent Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Agilent Technologies's governance score

Governance score: 5.95/100

Agilent Technologies's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Agilent Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Agilent Technologies's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Agilent Technologies scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Agilent Technologies has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Agilent Technologies, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.72
Total ESG percentile 11.7
Environmental score 0.63
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 9.4
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 5.95
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

Agilent Technologies share dividends

22%

Dividend payout ratio: 22.38% of net profits

Recently Agilent Technologies has paid out, on average, around 22.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Agilent Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 0.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Agilent Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.78 per share.

While Agilent Technologies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Agilent Technologies is investing more in its future growth.

Agilent Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 27 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Agilent Technologies's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Have Agilent Technologies's shares ever split?

Agilent Technologies's shares were split on a 1398:1000 basis on 3 November 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1398 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Agilent Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 28.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Agilent Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Agilent Technologies's share price.

Agilent Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Agilent Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $60.7376 up to $120.24. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

A.US volatility(beta: 1.05)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Agilent Technologies's is 1.0546. This would suggest that Agilent Technologies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put Agilent Technologies's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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Agilent Technologies overview

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. The Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid and gas chromatography systems and components; liquid and gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass and optical emission spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; raman spectroscopy; cell analysis plate based assays; flow cytometer; real-time cell analyzer; cell imaging systems; microplate readers; laboratory software, information management, and analytics; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. The Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment, genetic data management, and interpretation support software; and equipment to produce synthesized oligonucleotide. It also offers immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and hematoxylin and eosin staining and special staining; instruments, consumables, and software for quality control analysis of nucleic acid samples; and reagents for use in turbidimetry and flow cytometry, as well as develops pharmacodiagnostics. The Agilent CrossLab segment provides GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, compliance support, software as a service, asset management, and consultation services. The company markets its products through direct sales, distributors, resellers, manufacturer's representatives, and electronic commerce. It has collaboration agreement with SGS AXYS. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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