Greenhaven Associates Inc. Maintains Holding in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

Greenhaven Associates Inc. Maintains Holding in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

Greenhaven Associates Inc. maintained its position in shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 10,700 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Agilent Technologies makes up 0.0% of Greenhaven Associates Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 21st largest position. Greenhaven Associates Inc.’s holdings in Agilent Technologies were worth $504,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. ClariVest Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Agilent Technologies during the second quarter valued at about $105,000. Penserra Capital Management LLC increased its position in Agilent Technologies by 100.0% in the third quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 2,736 shares of the company’s stock valued at $128,000 after buying an additional 1,368 shares during the last quarter. FTB Advisors Inc. increased its position in Agilent Technologies by 817.2% in the third quarter. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 4,265 shares of the company’s stock valued at $200,000 after buying an additional 3,800 shares during the last quarter. Buckingham Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Agilent Technologies during the second quarter valued at about $201,000. Finally, BSW Wealth Partners acquired a new position in Agilent Technologies during the second quarter valued at about $204,000.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) opened at 48.97 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $15.76 billion, a PE ratio of 34.98 and a beta of 1.28. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $47.20 and its 200-day moving average is $46.35. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a one year low of $34.15 and a one year high of $49.48.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 15th. The company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.07. Agilent Technologies had a net margin of 10.99% and a return on equity of 15.49%. The company earned $1.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.07 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.50 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Agilent Technologies, Inc. will post $2.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 25th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 3rd were issued a dividend of $0.132 per share. This is a positive change from Agilent Technologies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. This represents a $0.53 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 29th. Agilent Technologies’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.59%.

A has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Agilent Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 5th. Bank of America Corporation set a $51.00 price target on shares of Agilent Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 7th. Leerink Swann assumed coverage on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Thursday, November 10th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $53.00 target price for the company. BTIG Research reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, November 16th. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Friday, December 23rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $51.35.

In other Agilent Technologies news, CFO Didier Hirsch sold 22,256 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.50, for a total value of $1,079,416.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 190,023 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,216,115.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Paul N. Clark sold 4,704 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.31, for a total transaction of $213,138.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 30,929 shares of company stock valued at $1,475,128 over the last quarter.

Agilent Technologies Company Profile

Agilent Technologies, Inc provides application focused solutions that include instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. The Company serves the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. It has three business segments: life sciences and applied markets business, diagnostics and genomics business, and Agilent CrossLab business.

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