Stonehage Fleming Financial Services Holdings Ltd Buys 479 Shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A)

Stonehage Fleming Financial Services Holdings Ltd grew its holdings in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:AFree Report) by 10.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 5,043 shares of the medical research company’s stock after acquiring an additional 479 shares during the quarter. Stonehage Fleming Financial Services Holdings Ltd’s holdings in Agilent Technologies were worth $701,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of A. Norges Bank bought a new stake in shares of Agilent Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at about $509,904,000. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its position in Agilent Technologies by 19.6% during the fourth quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 13,246,489 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,841,659,000 after purchasing an additional 2,170,219 shares during the period. Nordea Investment Management AB lifted its position in Agilent Technologies by 233.7% during the fourth quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 2,666,416 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $370,552,000 after purchasing an additional 1,867,377 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc. lifted its position in Agilent Technologies by 262.1% during the fourth quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 2,292,929 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $318,786,000 after purchasing an additional 1,659,768 shares during the period. Finally, Meritage Group LP bought a new stake in Agilent Technologies during the third quarter worth about $184,437,000. Institutional investors own 87.42% of the company’s stock.

Insider Activity at Agilent Technologies

In other news, CEO Padraig Mcdonnell sold 1,958 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.00, for a total value of $254,540.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 25,185 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,274,050. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. In other Agilent Technologies news, SVP Philip Binns sold 2,827 shares of Agilent Technologies stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $147.54, for a total value of $417,095.58. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 9,997 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,474,957.38. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Padraig Mcdonnell sold 1,958 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $130.00, for a total transaction of $254,540.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 25,185 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,274,050. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.33% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several research firms recently weighed in on A. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective on shares of Agilent Technologies from $163.00 to $151.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 30th. TD Cowen lowered their target price on Agilent Technologies from $163.00 to $153.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. Evercore ISI lowered their target price on Agilent Technologies from $145.00 to $126.00 and set an “in-line” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $135.00 target price (down previously from $152.00) on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Monday, June 3rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird lowered their target price on Agilent Technologies from $147.00 to $136.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat, Agilent Technologies presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $136.50.

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Agilent Technologies Trading Up 0.1 %

Shares of Agilent Technologies stock traded up $0.16 on Friday, reaching $132.98. 2,365,340 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,965,130. The company has a market capitalization of $38.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.55 and a beta of 1.07. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a 52 week low of $96.80 and a 52 week high of $155.35. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $142.11 and its two-hundred day moving average is $137.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 1.64 and a current ratio of 2.15.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:AGet Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 29th. The medical research company reported $1.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.19 by $0.03. Agilent Technologies had a return on equity of 26.25% and a net margin of 18.84%. The company had revenue of $1.57 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.58 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.27 EPS. Agilent Technologies’s quarterly revenue was down 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts predict that Agilent Technologies, Inc. will post 5.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Agilent Technologies Announces Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 24th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 2nd will be issued a $0.236 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 2nd. This represents a $0.94 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.71%. Agilent Technologies’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.22%.

Agilent Technologies Company Profile

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Agilent Technologies, Inc provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Life Sciences and Applied Markets, Diagnostics and Genomics, and Agilent CrossLab. The Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; raman spectroscopy; cell analysis plate based assays; flow cytometer; real-time cell analyzer; cell imaging systems; microplate reader; laboratory software; information management and analytics; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; and vacuum pumps, and measurement technologies.

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