For its second fiscal quarter (ending April 30), Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE: A) has reported a -42% decline in E.P.S. from $0.57 a year ago to $0.33 in the current quarter. For the latest four quarters through April 30, E.P.S. were $2.20 versus $3.51 for the same period a year ago — a decline of -37%.
Recent Price Action
Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE: A) stock closed at $80.75 on 5/21/20 after a decline of -1.2%. This decline was accompanied by normal trading volume. The stock has risen 0.7% during the last week and has been exceptionally strong relative to the market over the last nine months.
Current PriceTarget Research Rating
With future capital returns forecasted to be above the cost of capital, A is expected to continue to be a major Value Builder.
Agilent Technologies has a current Value Trend Rating of B (Positive). This rating combines very contradictory signals from two proprietary PTR measures of a stock’s attractiveness. Agilent Technologies has a poor Appreciation Score of 27 but a very high Power Rating of 87, resulting in the Positive Value Trend Rating.
In light of this new information we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of B. This review will be completed in the next several days.