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Shares of Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $62.50.

Shares of Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) opened at 57.16 on Tuesday. Agilent Technologies has a 1-year low of $46.62 and a 1-year high of $61.22. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $56.61 and a 200-day moving average of $56.48. The company has a market cap of $19.034 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.84.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last released its earnings data on Thursday, August 14th. The company reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.77 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.75 billion. On average, analysts predict that Agilent Technologies will post $3.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Friday, August 15th. They now have a $58.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Thursday, July 17th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock.

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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