Sei Investments Co. increased its position in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) by 211.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 247,825 shares of the medical research company’s stock after buying an additional 168,241 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Agilent Technologies were worth $14,699,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Park National Corp OH increased its stake in shares of Agilent Technologies by 1.1% in the second quarter. Park National Corp OH now owns 4,077 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $242,000 after buying an additional 43 shares during the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Agilent Technologies by 0.9% in the first quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 5,470 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $284,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont increased its stake in shares of Agilent Technologies by 1.8% in the second quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 2,793 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $166,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Agilent Technologies by 2.3% in the first quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC now owns 2,359 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $125,000 after buying an additional 54 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Agilent Technologies by 0.9% in the first quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 9,840 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $520,000 after buying an additional 91 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) opened at 60.87 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $19.56 billion, a PE ratio of 34.22 and a beta of 1.30. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a 1-year low of $42.92 and a 1-year high of $61.84. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $60.08 and its 200 day moving average price is $55.15.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 22nd. The medical research company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $1.10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.05 billion. Agilent Technologies had a return on equity of 16.49% and a net margin of 13.41%. Agilent Technologies’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.44 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Agilent Technologies, Inc. will post $2.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 26th. Investors of record on Monday, July 3rd were issued a $0.132 dividend. This represents a $0.53 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 29th. Agilent Technologies’s dividend payout ratio is currently 29.78%.

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A number of analysts recently issued reports on A shares. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Jefferies Group LLC raised their target price on Agilent Technologies from $59.00 to $66.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $66.00 target price on shares of Agilent Technologies in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. BTIG Research raised their target price on Agilent Technologies from $57.00 to $65.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Agilent Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Agilent Technologies presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $60.12.

In related news, CEO Michael R. Mcmullen sold 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.86, for a total value of $2,993,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Patrick Kaltenbach sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.26, for a total value of $306,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 45,138 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,765,153.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 112,608 shares of company stock valued at $6,737,509 in the last three months.

About Agilent Technologies

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.

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