Agilent Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

A -  USA Stock  

USD 134.57  2.48  1.88%

Taking into account the 90-day investment horizon and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Agilent Technologies is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides Agilent Technologies buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding A positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Agilent Technologies' available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.

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Odds of Distress

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For the selected time horizon Agilent Technologies has a Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.13), Jensen Alpha of (0.21), Total Risk Alpha of (0.13) and Treynor Ratio of (0.35)
Macroaxis provides advice on Agilent Technologies to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Agilent Technologies. Our investment recommendation engine determines the company's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Agilent Technologies is not overpriced, please confirm all Agilent Technologies fundamentals, including its price to earning, gross profit, and the relationship between the shares owned by institutions and price to sales . Given that Agilent Technologies has a price to earning of 34.90 X, we suggest you to validate Agilent Technologies market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Agilent Technologies Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Agilent Technologies generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
Agilent Technologies is unlikely to experience financial distress in the next 2 years
Over 91.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
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Agilent Technologies Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Agilent Technologies' historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Agilent Technologies' future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Agilent Technologies stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Agilent Technologies price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Agilent Technologies returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Agilent Technologies stock.
Mean Return-0.26Value At Risk-2.9
Potential Upside1.96Standard Deviation1.55
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Agilent Technologies historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Agilent Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Agilent Technologies is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Agilent Technologies backward and forwards among themselves. Agilent Technologies' institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Agilent Technologies' securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
Security TypeSharesValue
Royal London Asset Management LtdCommon Shares1.9 M304.8 M
Pendal Group LtdCommon Shares975.1 K155.7 M
Lgt Capital Partners LtdCommon Shares789.5 K126 M
Frontier Capital Management Co Llc 1Common Shares510.4 K81.5 M
New York State Teachers Retirement SystemCommon Shares336.5 K53.7 M
Russell Investments Group LtdCommon Shares319.9 K51.2 M
Nordea Investment Management AbCommon Shares318.2 K51.1 M
Note, although Agilent Technologies' institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Agilent Technologies Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion210 M238 M308 M321 M288.9 M270.64 M
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents(432 M)(866 M)59 M43 M38.7 M41.76 M
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals(126 M)(516 M)(1.41 B)(546 M)(491.4 M)(530.19 M)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares(366 M)(669 M)(409 M)(733 M)(659.7 M)(677.06 M)
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities(210 M)596 M(49 M)349 M401.35 M433.04 M
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(191 M)(206 M)(222 M)(236 M)(212.4 M)(229.17 M)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(797 M)(299 M)(717 M)(696 M)(800.4 M)(863.59 M)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(705 M)(1.59 B)(147 M)(749 M)(674.1 M)(727.32 M)
Net Cash Flow from Operations1.09 B1.02 B921 M1.49 B1.71 B1.48 B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash8 M(17 M)2 M3 M3.45 M3.72 M
Share Based Compensation58 M60 M70 M110 M126.5 M110.37 M

Agilent Technologies Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Agilent Technologies or Healthcare sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Agilent Technologies stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Agilent stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW0.76
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.13

Agilent Technologies Volatility Alert

Agilent Technologies exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -0.45 and kurtosis of 0.21. However, we advise investors to further study Agilent Technologies technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Agilent Technologies' stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Agilent Technologies' stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Agilent Technologies Implied Volatility

Agilent Technologies' implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Agilent Technologies stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Agilent Technologies' implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Agilent Technologies stock will not fluctuate a lot when Agilent Technologies' options are near their expiration.

Agilent Technologies Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Agilent Technologies' fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Agilent Technologies' direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Agilent Technologies and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Agilent Technologies or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Agilent Technologies' fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Agilent Technologies by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsAgilent TechnologiesPeer Average
Return On Equity23.58 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset8.66 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin19.15 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin22.28 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation47 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding302 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.25 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions90.77 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted4.03 M4.71 M
Price to Earning34.90 X28.72 X
Price to Book7.71 X9.51 X
Price to Sales6.57 X11.42 X
Revenue6.32 B9.43 B
Gross Profit3.41 B27.38 B
EBITDA1.73 B3.9 B
Net Income1.21 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents1.58 B2.7 B
Cash per Share5.22 X5.01 X
Total Debt2.91 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.54 %48.70 %
Current Ratio2.22 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share17.83 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations1.48 B971.22 M
Short Ratio2.29 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share3.94 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth2.99 X4.89 X
Number of Employees17 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization41.53 B19.03 B
Total Asset7.8 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings(16.63 M)9.33 B
Working Capital2.69 B1.48 B
Current Asset3.63 B9.34 B
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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Receivables1.04 B1.17 B1.05 B920.46 M
Inventories720 M830 M954.5 M950.18 M

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Is Agilent Technologies' industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Agilent Technologies. If investors know Agilent will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Agilent Technologies listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
The market value of Agilent Technologies is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Agilent that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Agilent Technologies' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Agilent Technologies' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Agilent Technologies' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Agilent Technologies' underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Agilent Technologies' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Agilent Technologies value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Agilent Technologies' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.