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Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) SVP Jean Halloran sold 78,130 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.13, for a total value of $4,619,826.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 74,962 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,432,503. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on A. Analysts at Bank of America reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Thursday, May 15th. They now have a $64.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $65.00. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, May 14th. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Monday, May 12th. They now have a $66.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $67.00. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $60.31.

Shares of Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) traded up 0.68% on Wednesday, hitting $59.27. The stock had a trading volume of 1,114,699 shares. Agilent Technologies has a one year low of $41.85 and a one year high of $61.22. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $56.41 and a 200-day moving average of $56.59. The company has a market cap of $19.752 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.86.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 14th. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.74 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.73 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.77 earnings per share. Agilent Technologies’s revenue was down .1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Agilent Technologies will post $3.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 23rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.132 per share. This represents a $0.53 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.04%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 27th.

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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