Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) Stock May Not Offer Adequate Shelter

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) is now up 7.89% compared to a 12-month low of $60.42. We have seen the price to move -2.45% lower and get settled at $65.19 on 12/20/2018. At recent session, it appeared stuck in a range of $64.59 to $66.46. This company shares are 21.69% off its target price of $79.33 and the current market capitalization stands at $21.31B. The recent change has given its price a -2.89% deficit over SMA 50 and -13.21% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 4.12% gains, -8.35% declines and 3.41% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found A’s volatility during a week at 3.15% and during a month it has been found around 2.69%.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $18.53 billion or 87.8% in A stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Price T Rowe Associates Inc /Md/ owns $1.8 billion in Agilent Technologies, Inc., which represents roughly 8.45% of the company’s market cap and approximately 9.72% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Inc., which owns 25,975,678 shares of the stock are valued at $1.74 billion. The third largest holder is Vanguard Group Inc, which currently holds $1.61 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 7.58% of its market capitalization.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of September reporting period, 277 institutional holders increased their position in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) by some 29,672,024 shares, 309 decreased positions by 25,285,901 and 147 held positions by 222,353,533. That puts total institutional holdings at 277,311,458 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 66 new institutional investments totaling 9,287,083 shares while 56 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 1,944,802 shares.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Agilent Technologies, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that CEO and President Mcmullen Michael R. has sold 17,949 shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) in trading session dated Dec. 04, 2018. These shares are worth $1,346,175 and were traded at $75 each. The SEC filing shows that Mcmullen Michael R. performed a sale of 15,923 shares. The CEO and President disposed these shares by way of transaction on Dec. 03, 2018. The company’s shares were given away at $73.2 per share worth to an income of some $1,165,564 on account of Mcmullen Michael R..

Senior Vice President, Grau Dominique, sold 8,902 common shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) in the open market. In a transaction dated Dec. 03, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $74, raking in a sum of $658,748. After this sale, 94,485 common shares of A are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $6,159,477.

In the transaction dated Nov. 28, 2018, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the V.P., Corporate Controller; Gonsalves Rodney disposed a total of 1,500 shares at an average price of $71.06, amounting to approximately $106,590. The insider now directly owns 34,363 shares worth $2,240,124.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A), with 6 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 2 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 6 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.71 average brokerage recommendation.