Wells Fargo & Company MN lessened its stake in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,711,455 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 39,672 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned 0.53% of Agilent Technologies worth $101,507,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Parallel Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Agilent Technologies by 5.3% during the second quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 2,623 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $157,000 after acquiring an additional 131 shares during the last quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont lifted its holdings in shares of Agilent Technologies by 1.8% during the second quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 2,793 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $166,000 after purchasing an additional 50 shares during the period. Penserra Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Agilent Technologies by 9.5% during the first quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 3,496 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $184,000 after purchasing an additional 304 shares during the period. Fiduciary Trust Co. acquired a new stake in shares of Agilent Technologies during the second quarter worth about $186,000. Finally, Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Agilent Technologies by 17.2% during the second quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC now owns 3,319 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $196,000 after purchasing an additional 486 shares during the period.

In related news, CFO Didier Hirsch sold 72,545 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.38, for a total transaction of $4,525,357.10. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Boon Hwee Koh sold 4,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.63, for a total value of $286,335.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 146,098 shares of company stock worth $9,125,233 in the last 90 days.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) opened at 66.14 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $61.78 and a 200-day moving average price of $57.69. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a one year low of $42.92 and a one year high of $66.42. The firm has a market capitalization of $21.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.11 and a beta of 1.30.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 15th. The medical research company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.07. Agilent Technologies had a return on equity of 16.95% and a net margin of 14.36%. The business had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.09 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.49 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Agilent Technologies, Inc. will post $2.32 earnings per share for the current year.

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A has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised 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. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on Agilent Technologies from $58.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 22nd. Cowen and Company lifted their target price on Agilent Technologies from $53.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their target price on Agilent Technologies from $59.00 to $66.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Agilent Technologies from $57.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $63.91.

Agilent Technologies 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.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A)

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