Ridgeworth Capital Management Lowers stake in Agilent Technologies Inc (A)

Agilent Technologies Inc (A) : Ridgeworth Capital Management reduced its stake in Agilent Technologies Inc by 0.46% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 3,276,601 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc which is valued at $139.6 Million after selling 14,987 shares in Agilent Technologies Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 11, 2016.Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approximately 1.24% of Ridgeworth Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Amalgamated Bank boosted its stake in A in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,140 additional shares and now holds a total of 11,873 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc which is valued at $506,027. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.05% of Amalgamated Bank’s portfolio.Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its stake in A in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 91,356 additional shares and now holds a total of 130,360 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc which is valued at $5.6 Million. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Schroder Investment Management Group’s portfolio.Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys boosted its stake in A in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,671 additional shares and now holds a total of 24,323 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc which is valued at $1 Million. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.02% of Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys’s portfolio.Andra Ap-fonden boosted its stake in A in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 33,599 additional shares and now holds a total of 115,899 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc which is valued at $4.8 Million. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.13% of Andra Ap-fonden’s portfolio.Pitcairn Co reduced its stake in A by selling 762 shares or 6.71% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,593 shares of A which is valued at $433,466. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.05% of Pitcairn Co’s portfolio.

Agilent Technologies Inc opened for trading at $42.61 and hit $43.07 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $42.94, with a gain of 0.75% or 0.32 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 39,79,321 shares. Company has a market cap of $14,074 M.

On the company’s financial health, Agilent Technologies Inc reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on May 16, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.39. The company had revenue of $1019.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $983.35 million. The company’s revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.38 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Agilent Technologies Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Jefferies on May 17, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 51 from a previous price target of $46 .Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on May 17, 2016 to “Equal Weight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 45 from a previous price target of $42 .

Agilent Technologies Inc. is engaged in the life sciences diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The Company provides application focused solutions that include instruments software services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. The Company has three business segments: the life sciences and applied markets business the diagnostics and genomics business and the Agilent CrossLab business. The Company’s life sciences and applied markets business segment brings together the Company’s analytical laboratory instrumentation and informatics. The Company’s diagnostics and genomics business segment consists of three businesses: the Dako business the genomics business and the nucleic acid solutions business. The Company’s Agilent CrossLab business segment combines its analytical laboratory services and consumables business.

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