Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.12
Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 18th, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 1st will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Wednesday, October 23rd. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.97%.
A has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at ISI Group raised their price target on shares of Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) to $56.00 in a research note to investors on Thursday, September 12th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) in a research note to investors on Wednesday, August 21st. They now have a $49.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Barclays Capital raised their price target on shares of Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) from $45.00 to $52.00 in a research note to investors on Thursday, August 15th. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.07.
Shares of Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) traded up 0.92% on Wednesday, hitting $49.32. The stock had a trading volume of 2,044,234 shares. Agilent Technologies has a 52-week low of $35.38 and a 52-week high of $49.32. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $47.0 and a 200-day moving average of $44.49. The company has a market cap of $16.315 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.18.
Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 14th. The company reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.64 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.79 earnings per share. Agilent Technologies’s revenue was down 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Agilent Technologies will post $2.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Agilent Technologies, Inc (NYSE:A) is a measurement company providing bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis industries.
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