Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A) and Dynatronics (NASDAQ:DYNT) are both healthcare companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Agilent Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Dynatronics does not pay a dividend. Agilent Technologies pays out 28.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dynatronics has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Agilent Technologies has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dynatronics has a beta of -0.14, meaning that its share price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Agilent Technologies and Dynatronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Agilent Technologies and Dynatronics, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Agilent Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $70.21, indicating a potential downside of 6.16%. Given Agilent Technologies’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Agilent Technologies is more favorable than Dynatronics.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
18.2% of Dynatronics shares are held by institutional investors. 51.8% of Dynatronics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Agilent Technologies and Dynatronics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Agilent Technologies||$4.47 billion||5.40||$684.00 million||$2.09||35.80|
|Dynatronics||$35.76 million||0.39||-$1.86 million||($1.11)||-2.52|
Agilent Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Dynatronics. Dynatronics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Agilent Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Agilent Technologies beats Dynatronics on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Agilent Technologies Company Profile
Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions that include instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. The Company serves the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. It has three business segments: life sciences and applied markets business, diagnostics and genomics business, and Agilent CrossLab business. Its life sciences and applied markets business segment offers instruments and software that enable customers to identify, quantify and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products, as well as enable customers in the clinical and life sciences research areas to interrogate samples at the molecular level. Its diagnostics and genomics business segment includes the reagent partnership, pathology, companion diagnostics, genomics and the nucleic acid solutions businesses. Its Agilent CrossLab business segment spans the entire lab with its consumables and services portfolio.
Dynatronics Company Profile
Dynatronics Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of physical medicine products. The Company’s products include a line of medical equipment for physical medicine applications, including therapy devices, medical supplies and soft goods, treatment tables and rehabilitation equipment. Its products are used by physical therapists, chiropractors, sports medicine practitioners, podiatrists, physicians and other physical medicine professionals. Its physical medicine products include therapeutic modalities, such as Dynatron Solaris, including electrotherapy and thermal therapy, and 25 Series, including electrotherapy and ultrasound; manufactured capital products, including traction systems and wood furniture; manufactured supplies, including cold packs, straps, wedges, bolsters and mats; distributed capital products, including hydrotherapy, weight training equipment and pilates, and distributed supplies, including clinical accessories, sports med and taping products, lotions and gels.
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