The shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has been pegged with a rating of Buy by UBS in its latest research note that was published on March 15th, 2019. The research company has also assigned a $92 price target. UBS wasnâ€™t the only research firm that published a report of Agilent Technologies, Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Needham advised investors in its research note published on February 25th, 2019, to Buy the A stock while also putting a $88 price target. The stock had earned Buy rating from BofA/Merrill when it published its report on February 21st, 2019. That day the BofA/Merrill set price target on the stock to $87. The stock was given Buy rating by Needham in its report released on January 3rd, 2019, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at $77. Cleveland Research was of a view that A is Neutral in its latest report on November 12th, 2018. Goldman thinks that A is worth Buy rating. This was contained in the firmâ€™s report on April 9th, 2018.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 1 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 7 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $87.17. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 28.35% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stockâ€™s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 37.14.
The shares of the company dipped by -3.54% during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching a low of $77.19 while ending the day at $77.55. During the trading session, a total of 3.44 million shares were traded which represents a -104.74% decline from the average session volume which is 1.68M shares. A had ended its last session trading at 80.40. Agilent Technologies, Inc. currently has a market cap of $24.66B, while its P/E ratio stands at 21.62, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 4.95, with a beta of 1.39. Agilent Technologies, Inc. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.00, while its quick ratio hovers at 2.80. A 52-week low price stands at $60.42 while its 52-week high price is $82.27.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.76 earnings per share which is above the $0.73 predicted by most analysts. The Agilent Technologies, Inc. generated $1,284.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $1,271.81 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.81 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firmâ€™s revenue was down by -6.58%. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has the potential to record 3.59 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at Goldman published a research note on February 14th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) is now rated as Buy. Their price target on the stock stands at $38. Needham also rated SYF as Reiterated on February 25th, 2019, with its price target of $88 suggesting that SYF could surge by 10.64% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $32.95/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 0.64% to reach $37.11/share. It started the day trading at $33.24 and traded between $32.77 and $33.16 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that SYFâ€™s 50-day SMA is 31.97 while its 200-day SMA stands at 29.86. The stock has a high of $36.32 for the year while the low is $21.77. The companyâ€™s P/E ratio currently sits at 8.86, while the P/B ratio is 1.62. At the moment, only of Synchrony Financial shares were sold short. The companyâ€™s average trading volume currently stands at 7.40M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 2.09 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 2.76%. Looking further, the stock has raised 28.68% over the past 90 days while it gained 11.13% over the last six months.
The change in the stockâ€™s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. GIC Pte Ltd sold more SYF shares, decreasing its portfolio by -0.21% during the last quarter. This move now sees GIC Pte Ltd selling -117,619 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 55,468,263 shares of SYF, with a total valuation of $1,769,437,590. The Vanguard Group Inc meanwhile bought more SYF shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $1,526,653,325 worth of shares. BlackRock Fund Advisors followed the path by increasing its SYF portfolio by +3.29% in the quarter. This means that BlackRock Fund Advisors bought 1,065,868 shares in the last quarter and now controls 33,493,612 shares of the SYF stock, with the valuation hitting $1,068,446,223.
Similarly, SSgA Funds Management Inc decreased its Synchrony Financial shares by -4.76% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -1,454,544 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 29,111,022 shares of Synchrony Financial which are valued at $928,641,602. In the same vein, Berkshire Hathaway Inc decreased its Synchrony Financial shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold 0 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 20,803,000 shares and is now valued at $663,615,700. Following these latest developments, around 0.20% of Synchrony Financial stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.