TD Asset Management Inc. Has $47.37 Million Position in Agilent Technologies Inc (A)

TD Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) by 4.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 671,591 shares of the medical research company’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,537 shares during the quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. owned approximately 0.21% of Agilent Technologies worth $47,374,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Advisors Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Agilent Technologies by 1.5% during the second quarter. Advisors Capital Management LLC now owns 51,891 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $3,209,000 after buying an additional 759 shares during the last quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of 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 worth $110,000 after buying an additional 773 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Agilent Technologies by 8.8% during the second quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 9,932 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $614,000 after buying an additional 803 shares during the last quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Agilent Technologies by 0.8% during the third quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 104,765 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $7,390,000 after buying an additional 850 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its holdings in shares of Agilent Technologies by 1.5% during the third quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 61,196 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $4,315,000 after buying an additional 887 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of NYSE A opened at $68.26 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 3.62 and a quick ratio of 3.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $21.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.92, a PEG ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 1.35. Agilent Technologies Inc has a one year low of $60.42 and a one year high of $75.00.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 24th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd were given a $0.149 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 1st. Agilent Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 25.42%.

A has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded Agilent Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. Deutsche Bank upped their target price on Agilent Technologies from $77.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Agilent Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $82.00 target price (up from $77.00) on shares of Agilent Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, September 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Agilent Technologies from $84.00 to $86.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $77.44.

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

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Agilent Technologies Company Profile

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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