Rational Advisors LLC Sells 5,913 Shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A)

Rational Advisors LLC lessened its holdings in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:AGet Rating) by 60.4% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 3,870 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 5,913 shares during the quarter. Rational Advisors LLC’s holdings in Agilent Technologies were worth $618,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in A. Lumature Wealth Partners LLC raised its stake in Agilent Technologies by 7.6% in the fourth quarter. Lumature Wealth Partners LLC now owns 5,377 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $858,000 after purchasing an additional 381 shares in the last quarter. Norinchukin Bank The raised its stake in Agilent Technologies by 4.2% during the fourth quarter. Norinchukin Bank The now owns 144,010 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $22,992,000 after acquiring an additional 5,742 shares in the last quarter. Pictet Asset Management SA raised its stake in Agilent Technologies by 3.0% during the fourth quarter. Pictet Asset Management SA now owns 4,752,712 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $758,770,000 after acquiring an additional 138,793 shares in the last quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. raised its stake in Agilent Technologies by 235.4% during the fourth quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 69,241 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $11,054,000 after acquiring an additional 48,596 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rafferty Asset Management LLC raised its stake in Agilent Technologies by 5.2% during the fourth quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC now owns 10,175 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,624,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares in the last quarter.

A has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Company cut their price target on Agilent Technologies from $160.00 to $130.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, April 25th. Truist Financial lowered Agilent Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Cowen decreased their target price on Agilent Technologies from $187.00 to $178.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on Agilent Technologies from $169.00 to $145.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 23rd. Finally, StockNews.com lowered Agilent Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $163.08.

In other news, SVP Michael Tang sold 1,210 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $136.21, for a total value of $164,814.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of NYSE A traded up $3.25 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $119.38. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,328,411 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,104,204. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $128.37 and a two-hundred day moving average of $141.04. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a 52 week low of $112.64 and a 52 week high of $179.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $35.86 billion, a PE ratio of 30.30, a P/E/G ratio of 2.61 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 2.19 and a quick ratio of 1.64.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:AGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 22nd. The medical research company reported $1.21 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.17 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.67 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.66 billion. Agilent Technologies had a return on equity of 27.04% and a net margin of 18.70%. Agilent Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.06 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Agilent Technologies, Inc. will post 4.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 27th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 5th were given a dividend of $0.21 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, April 4th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.70%. Agilent Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 21.32%.

Agilent Technologies Company Profile (Get Rating)

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 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; vacuum pumps, and measurement technologies.

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