90.49 0.00 (0.00%)
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|Bid||90.91 x 1000|
|Ask||91.14 x 900|
|Day's Range||90.26 - 91.14|
|52 Week Range||61.13 - 91.14|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.39|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||26.85|
|Earnings Date||Aug 12, 2020 - Aug 17, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.72 (0.80%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jun 29, 2020|
|1y Target Est||89.33|
In this article you are going to find out whether hedge funds think Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is a good investment right now. We like to check what the smart money thinks first before doing extensive research on a given stock. Although there have been several high profile failed hedge fund picks, the consensus picks […]
As of late, it has definitely been a great time to be an investor in Agilent Technologies.
Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") assigned a Baa2 rating to the proposed offering of senior unsecured notes of Agilent Technologies, Inc. ("Agilent"). There are no changes to Moody's existing ratings of Agilent including the Baa2 senior unsecured long-term rating and the Prime-2 commercial paper rating. Proceeds of the offering will be used for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of indebtedness which may include Agilent's $500 million term loan maturing in August 2020.
Agilent Technologies Inc. said Monday it is offering a series of senior notes in a shelf registration with plans to use any proceeds for general corporate purposes, including to pay down debt. The company did not offer any detail on size or maturities. BofA Securities, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers. Shares of the life sciences company were slightly lower premarket and have lost 3.3% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 has fallen 6%.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced two new mass spectrometry (MS) products: the Agilent 6470B Triple Quadrupole LC/MS (6470 LC/TQ) system, and the Agilent RapidFire 400 system. Both deliver even faster detection of target compounds providing customers increased sample throughput and reduced time to generate results. The instruments are being introduced at ASMS 2020 Reboot, the interactive, online version of the annual conference of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, being held June 1-12, 2020.
This season has been more subtle than previous years, as the coronavirus pandemic has slowed campaigns. Many assumed that investors would quietly increase stakes. But while the broader market still trades below February highs, many sectors aren’t exactly cheap.
Pershing Square Capital Management hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman told investors on a call on Wednesday that he is dumping Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. The stocks he bought more of and is keeping are worth paying attention to.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said that his Pershing Square Capital Management Ltd. has exited investments in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, the Blackstone Group Inc. (BX) and Park Hotels & Resorts (PK).Pershing Square’s stock holding in Berkshire was valued at about $1 billion as of the end of March. Ackman divested the Blackstone position as shares have soared about 57% over the past two months, erasing all of their losses from earlier this year.Despite strong stock market volatility triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, Pershing’s portfolio this year returned 27% on its investments as of May 26.Speaking on an investor conference call, Ackman said that Pershing Square has about 85% to 98% of its assets invested in its funds and is holding cash positions of between 15% and 20%.“We think it's a very different environment than when we made the investment in Berkshire a year ago”, said partner Ryan Israel, who oversaw Pershing’s Berkshire investment, on the investor call. “We continue to think Berkshire will be a strong investment over the longer term, but we also think the current environment means there may be more than typical opportunities for us to see very high-returning investments and we wanted to make sure we have enough cash.”At the beginning of the year, Ackman moved to protect the firm’s stock portfolio against coronavirus-related panic selling in markets by buying credit default swaps. Pershing Square yielded a stellar $2.6 billion from hedging its stock portfolio through the credit protection.Ackman said that today, “we have $10 billion of capital to invest; we can be much more nimble," adding that he wants to “take advantage of that nimbleness, preserve some extra liquidity in the event that prices get more attractive again."The billionaire investor informed investors that Pershing increased its positions in Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) by 16% at an average price of $64.57, while the stock is now trading at $86.18 a share. He also ramped up the portfolio’s stakes in Lowes Companies (LOW) at $84 a share (now trades at $128 a share), Howard Hughes, Restaurant Brands International (QSR), as well as rebuilt the Starbucks position at $60 a share. Shares in the coffee chain are currently trading at $78.60.“So far so good,” Ackman said. “Everything we currently own is undervalued.”Some analysts view Blackstone as a worthwhile investment. CFRA recently upgraded Blackstone to Buy from Hold, citing the company’s attractive valuation. “We view positively the secular growth opportunities at Blackstone, evidenced by 2019 asset inflows that topped $134 billion” CFRA said.“Though near-term results could be uneven amid market uncertainty and volatility, demand for private-equity investments will be fueled by the persistently low interest-rate environment” the firm explained, adding that Blackstone is also poised to deploy its more than $150 billion of unallocated capital in a marketplace where asset values have become more attractive.Shares in Blackstone rose less than 1% to $56.46 as of Wednesday’s close.Turning now to the Street’s outlook on Blackstone stock, TipRanks data shows that Wall Street analysts are still cautiously optimistic. The Moderate Buy consensus consists of 8 Buy and 4 Hold ratings. However, in view of the recent share rally, the $53.85 average price target now implies 4.6% downside potential over the coming year. (See Blackstone stock analysis on TipRanks).Related News: Gates Foundation Buys Up Amazon, Apple, Twitter Stock; Trims Berkshire Hathaway Stake Billionaire Ackman Takes New Bet On Blackstone, Trims Chipotle Stake Buffett’s Berkshire Shaves Off 84% Of Its Goldman Sachs Stake More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: * Coty Spikes 15% Amid Talks With Kim Kardashian West For A Cosmetics Tie-Up * Constellium Wins 10-Year Contract With Airbus; Shares Pop 10% * Quest Sees Q2 EPS In Range Of Breakeven To Profitable On Testing Volume Recovery * Facebook And PayPal Invest In Indonesian App Gojek
Agilent to present at Jefferies Virtual Healthcare Conference.
Shares in Agilent Technologies (A) rose 5% on Friday after the company reported revenue of $1.24B which beat Street estimates by $40M and came in flat on a year-over-year (y/y) basis.Q2 Non-GAAP EPS of $0.71 beat consensus by $0.10, although GAAP EPS of $0.32 misses by $0.17. The stock is now down 0.4% since the beginning of the year.Operating profit rose 2.2% y/y to $277M, while core revenue declined 1.7% y/y, reflecting the impact of Covid-19 business disruption (particularly within academic & government and chemical & energy end-markets).“Our business was tracking well into late March when we experienced significant disruption in the U.S. and Europe as customers closed or restricted access to their facilities to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Mike McMullen, Agilent president and CEO.“I believe we are well-positioned to face the challenges brought on by COVID-19 given our focus on growth, a resilient business model, a strong balance sheet, and most importantly, our outstanding team” he added.Following earnings, Needham’s Stephen Unger reiterated his Hold rating without a price target. “Considering the COVID-19 environment, A’s FY2Q20 results were solid with adj. EPS growing 0.6% y/y to $0.71 – $0.04 below our model” he wrote.As a result, the analyst lowered his FY20 adj. EPS estimate from $3.42 to $3.02 (3% decline from FY19) on revenues of $5.122B (1.8% core revenue decline), a $388M reduction from his previous forecast.“Given increased downside potential associated with business disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, we consider the lower half of the [stock’s current] trading range to approximate fair value ($79.00-89.00)” Unger told investors on May 22.Indeed, the majority of analysts covering A rate the stock a hold, with 7 recent hold ratings vs 4 buy ratings. The $89 average analyst price target indicates upside potential of 5%. (See Agilent stock analysis on TipRanks)Related News: Gilead and Galapagos Score Positive Topline Results For Ulcerative Colitis Trial Moderna Spikes 21% Amid “Positive” Early-Stage Covid-19 Vaccine Data AstraZeneca-Merck Lynparza Prostate Cancer Treatment Gets FDA Approval More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: * Eli Lilly Starts Dosing Patients In World’s First Covid-19 Antibody Trial * Drugmaker Abbvie Teams Up With Jacobio To Develop Cancer Inhibitor * Immutep Surges In Pre-Market On Positive Efti Cancer Data * KKR Joins $3.3 Billion Bid To Acquire Spanish Telecom Carrier Masmovil
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 edged closer to 100,000 on Friday, as the news emerged that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been combining the results of two different types of tests for the illness in a move that has been sharply criticized by health experts.
Agilent's (A) second-quarter fiscal 2020 results reflect negative impact of coronavirus outbreak despite robust performance of the Diagnostics and Genomics Group.
Thank you, Jodi, and welcome everyone to Agilent's conference call for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020. On the webcast today are Mike McMullen, Agilent's President and CEO; and Bob McMahon, Agilent's Senior Vice President and CFO. Joining for the Q&A after prepared remarks will be Jacob Thaysen, President of Agilent's Life Science and Applied Markets Group; and Sam Raha, President of Agilent's Diagnostics and Genomics Group, along with Padraig McDonnell, President of the Agilent CrossLab Group.
Agilent (A) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 22.41% and 5.23%, respectively, for the quarter ended April 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Agilent Technologies Inc. shares rose 3% in the extended session Thursday, after the company topped earnings and revenue expectations. Agilent reported second-quarter net income of $101 million, which amounts to 32 cents a share, compared with $182 million, or 57 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for asset impairments, intangible amortization, among other items, earnings were 71 cents a share. Revenue was flat at $1.24 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet expected adjusted earnings of 61 cents a share on revenue of $1.21 billion. In a statement, Agilent Chief Executive Mike McMullen said that the company is well-positioned to "face the challenges" of the COVID-19 pandemic and the company was poised to focus on "growth, a resilient business model, and strong balance sheet, and most importantly, our outstanding team." Agilent stock has fallen 5.1% this year, as the S&P 500 index dropped 8%.
Health-care stocks that were popular in ESG funds tended to score better on ESG issues than other stocks in the sector in conventional funds, according to a study.