Agilent stock: buy or sell?

A stock price: $77.95 -3.17% At close on February 25th, 2020

Updated on:
February 25th, 2020


After sliding a spooky -5.68% yesterday, Agilent Technologies closed today at $77.95 and dropped a terrible -3.17%.

Should I buy Agilent stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Following a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Agilent Technologies stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean A will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Agilent Technologies stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for A stock for the last 30 days.

Agilent stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding a spooky -5.68% yesterday, Agilent Technologies closed today at $77.95 and dropped a terrible -3.17%.

After sliding a spooky -5.68% yesterday, Agilent Technologies closed today at $77.95 and dropped a terrible -3.17%. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on December, A price slid a -6.36%. On October A price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.

A stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Agilent shares plummed -8.37% this week, ending at $77.95.

After undercutting the previous support, we should expect price will slice down to find new supports. Possible lower supports for A at the following levels: . Since early December 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, A price slipped $-2.65 per share (-3.29%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early September, A climbed $7.14 (10.08%).

A stock chart (weekly)

Agilent stock price history

Agilent stock went public on November 18th, 1999 with a price of $28.061. Since then, A stock surged a 177.80%, with an average of 8.90% per year. If you had invested right after A's IPO a $1,000 in Agilent stock in 1999, it would worth $1,778.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Agilent stock historical price chart

A stock reached 52-week highs on January 22nd at $90.64, and all-time highs 2000-03-06 with a price of 99.92.

Agilent stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not found any price prediction for Agilent stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, Agilent reported its latest financial data, posting a slightly fine gain for the Earnings per Share (EPS) ratio. Analyst expected $0.73 per share, but Agilent Technologies posted $0.76.
A earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw an impressive growth of 9.88% to $4,914.00 M dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nonetheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) dropped a -8.86% to 6.43%.

Agilent Technologies presents anual results in October, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Agilent Technologies TTM sales up to January 2019 were $4,987.00 and earnings $1,140.00 million USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Agilent Technologies business evolution since October 2018: Annual turnover up to January, compared to lastest yearly report, gained a slightly good 1.49%. In contrast, profit margin (net income/revenues) skyrocketed at 6.43%.

A annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$6,780 M-$724 M10.7%-
2014$4,050 M-40.27%$232 M5.7%-67.96%
2014$6,981 M72.37%$504 M7.2%117.24%
2015$4,040 M-42.13%$438 M10.8%-13.10%
2015$4,038 M-0.05%$401 M9.9%-8.45%
2016$4,200 M4.01%$462 M11.0%15.21%
2016$4,202 M0.05%$462 M11.0%0.00%
2017$4,470 M6.38%$684 M15.3%48.05%
2017$4,472 M0.04%$684 M15.3%0.00%
2018$4,914 M9.88%$316 M6.4%-53.80%
TTM $4,987 M1.49%$1,140 M22.9%260.76%

Quarterly financial results

Agilent Technologies reported $1,284.00 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -0.77% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $504.00 M with a profit margin of 39.25%. Profit margin climbed a 24.18% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 15.07%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Agilent sales marked a pretty good gain and soared a 6.03%.
A quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$1,100 M-$164 M14.9%-
2017-Q3$1,110 M0.91%$175 M15.8%6.71%
2017-Q4$1,189 M7.12%$177 M14.9%1.14%
2018-Q1$1,211 M1.85%$-320 M-26.4%-280.79%
2018-Q2$1,206 M-0.41%$205 M17.0%-164.06%
2018-Q3$1,203 M-0.25%$236 M19.6%15.12%
2018-Q4$1,294 M7.56%$195 M15.1%-17.37%
2019-Q1$1,284 M-0.77%$504 M39.3%158.46%

Agilent ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Agilent Technologies, 0.37% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for A stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Agilent:

Market cap$24.2 B
Total shares310.0 M
Float shares309.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)88.3%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Agilent summary

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
Day range$77.70 - $80.83
Previous close$80.50
Session gain-3.17%
Average true range$1.87
50d mov avg$85.45
100d mov avg$81.26
200d mov avg$76.23
Daily patternlt06c
Weekly pattern lt02c

Agilent performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We picked as the bechmarking frame for Agilent stock.
AAgilent Technolog...-3.29%10.08%-3.23%

Agilent competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Agilent competitor. This doesn't mean Agilent does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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