Agilent Technologies Inc. ($A) Cautious Buy or Hold to $76 Confident Investor Rating: Fair

I am currently going through my Watch List to ensure that each company still deserves to be on the list. Because of the number of companies on my list, I am going to try to knock out 2 per weekday.

Company name Agilent Technologies Inc.
Stock ticker A
Live stock price [stckqut]A[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $84.49
Target stock price (averages with growth) $102.93
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $77.33
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $67.75

The following company description is from Google Finance: https://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3AA&sq=a&sp=2&ei=bmE5U5rfMYetqgG4Nw

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Agilent) is a measurement company providing bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis industries. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011 (fiscal 2011), it had three business segments: electronic measurement business, chemical analysis business and life sciences business. Its electronic measurement business addresses the communications, electronics and other industries. Agilent’s chemical analysis business focuses on the petrochemical, environmental, forensics and food safety industries. Its life sciences business focuses on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic and Government, bio-agriculture and food safety industries. In addition to its three businesses, it conducts research through Agilent Technologies Laboratories (Agilent Labs). In June 2012, the Company acquired cancer diagnostics company, Dako. In August 2012, the Company acquired Aurora SFC Systems, Inc.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in Agilent Technologies Inc. as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns. While Agilent Technologies has dropped to a Fair company, I am leaving it on my Watch List for now.

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