Robecosam Usa buys $4.5 Million stake in Agilent Technologies Inc (A)

Agilent Technologies Inc (A) : Robecosam Usa scooped up 19,909 additional shares in Agilent Technologies Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 105,201 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc which is valued at $4.5 Million.Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approximately 5.68% of Robecosam Usa’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Group One Trading reduced its stake in A by selling 31,272 shares or 90.15% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,418 shares of A which is valued at $145,675. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.02% of Group One Trading’s portfolio.Blackrock Fund Advisors reduced its stake in A by selling 65,649 shares or 1.22% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 5,335,228 shares of A which is valued at $227.4 Million. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.05% of Blackrock Fund Advisors’s portfolio.Blackrock Group Ltd boosted its stake in A in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 495,342 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,671,986 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc which is valued at $156.5 Million. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.09% of Blackrock Group Ltd’s portfolio.Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management boosted its stake in A in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4,098 additional shares and now holds a total of 23,546 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc which is valued at $975,511. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.04% of Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management’s portfolio.Pacad Investment Ltd. reduced its stake in A by selling 75,513 shares or 87.59% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,700 shares of A which is valued at $443,301. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.05% of Pacad Investment Ltd.’s portfolio.

Agilent Technologies Inc opened for trading at $44.86 and hit $45.22 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $44.89, with a gain of 0.74% or 0.33 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 25,67,686 shares. Company has a market cap of $14,714 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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