For its fourth fiscal quarter (ending October 31), Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE: A) has reported a 31% increase in E.P.S. from $1.24 a year ago to $1.63 in the current quarter. This result exceeded the consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.28. For the latest four quarters through October 31, E.P.S. were $4.22 versus $4.19 for the same period a year ago — an increase of 1%.
Recent Price Action
Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE: A) stock rose modestly by 0.7% on 11/20/23. The stock closed at $113.98. The stock has been weak relative to the market over the last nine months but has risen 5.1% during the last week.
Current PriceTarget Research Rating
A is expected to continue to be a major Value Builder reflecting capital returns that are forecasted to exceed the cost of capital.
Agilent Technologies has a current Value Trend Rating of F (Lowest Rating). This rating combines highly consistent signals from two proprietary PTR measures of a stock’s attractiveness. Agilent Technologies has a poor Power Rating of 24 and a poor Appreciation Score of 19, and the Lowest Value Trend Rating results.
In light of this new information we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of F. This review will be completed in the next several days.