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Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) SVP Michael R. Mcmullen sold 35,377 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.56, for a total value of $2,071,677.12. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 76,538 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,482,065. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on A shares. Analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Monday. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Separately, 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. Finally, 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. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Agilent Technologies currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $61.33.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) traded down 0.59% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $57.77. The stock had a trading volume of 774,150 shares. Agilent Technologies has a one year low of $42.01 and a one year high of $61.22. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $56.94 and its 200-day moving average is $56.7. The company has a market cap of $19.252 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.50.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last issued its quarterly earnings data 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. Analysts expect that Agilent Technologies will post $3.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 23rd. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 1st will be given a dividend of $0.132 per share. This represents a $0.53 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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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