Agilent Technologies Inc (A) Stake Lessened by Fox Run Management L.L.C.

Fox Run Management L.L.C. decreased its position in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) by 51.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,172 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 7,716 shares during the quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C.’s holdings in Agilent Technologies were worth $506,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. grew its position in Agilent Technologies by 75.9% during the second quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,791 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 773 shares during the period. Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in Agilent Technologies by 391.7% during the second quarter. Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,023 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $158,000 after buying an additional 4,798 shares during the period. Bray Capital Advisors grew its position in Agilent Technologies by 12,000.0% during the second quarter. Bray Capital Advisors now owns 3,025 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $187,000 after buying an additional 3,000 shares during the period. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd grew its position in Agilent Technologies by 303.2% during the first quarter. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd now owns 2,859 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $191,000 after buying an additional 2,150 shares during the period. Finally, Pwmco LLC bought a new position in Agilent Technologies during the second quarter valued at about $226,000.

Shares of A opened at $70.30 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $22.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.79, a P/E/G ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a current ratio of 3.62, a quick ratio of 3.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. Agilent Technologies Inc has a 1-year low of $60.42 and a 1-year high of $75.00.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 14th. The medical research company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $1.20 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.20 billion. Agilent Technologies had a net margin of 6.20% and a return on equity of 18.61%. The business’s revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.59 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Agilent Technologies Inc will post 2.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 24th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.149 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 1st. Agilent Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.42%.

In other Agilent Technologies news, Director Heidi Fields sold 5,482 shares of Agilent Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.73, for a total transaction of $371,295.86. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Paul N. Clark sold 2,876 shares of Agilent Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.60, for a total transaction of $197,293.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A has been the subject of a number of research reports. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Agilent Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, September 17th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Agilent Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 18th. Deutsche Bank increased their target price on shares of Agilent Technologies from $77.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Agilent Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of Agilent Technologies from $83.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Agilent Technologies currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $77.22.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies, Inc provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Life Sciences and Applied Markets, Diagnostics and Genomics, and Agilent CrossLab. The Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; raman spectroscopy; microfluidics based automated electrophoresis products; cell analysis plate based assays; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies.

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