Agilent Technologies (A) In the Spotlight Today

Agilent Technologies rose 1.2% Friday to $146.19 per share. As reported by Barrons, the company announced it was raising its dividend, which you can read more about here. For those of you thinking about investing in the stock, here is a brief look at the company's fundamentals.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. The company belongs to the Healthcare sector, which has an average price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.21 and an average price to book (P/B) ratio of 4.07. In contrast, Agilent Technologies has a trailing 12 month P/E ratio of 33.4 and a P/B ratio of 8.5.

Agilent Technologies has moved -10.2% over the last year compared to -15.3% for the S&P 500 – a difference of 5.1%. Agilent Technologies has a 52 week high of $165.68 and a 52 week low of $112.52. At today's price of $146.19 per share, Agilent Technologies is -2.62% away from its target price of $150.13, and on average, analysts give the stock a rating of buy. 1.0% of the company's shares are linked to short positions, and 90.3% of the shares are owned by institutional investors.

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