Putnam Investments buys $456,824,674 stake in Agilent Technologies Inc (A)

Agilent Technologies Inc (A) : Putnam Investments scooped up 588,503 additional shares in Agilent Technologies Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 9,489,503 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc which is valued at $456,824,674.Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approximately 1.08% of Putnam Investments’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Springbok Capital Management added A to its portfolio by purchasing 400 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $19,256.Acrospire Investment Management boosted its stake in A in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 500 additional shares and now holds a total of 800 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc which is valued at $37,784. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.03% of Acrospire Investment Management’s portfolio.Capital Advisors Incok boosted its stake in A in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,796 additional shares and now holds a total of 157,463 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc which is valued at $7,578,694. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 1.13% of Capital Advisors Incok’s portfolio.Genovese Burford Brothers Wealth Retirement Plan Mana… reduced its stake in A by selling 362 shares or 11.2% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,871 shares of A which is valued at $138,181. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.05% of Genovese Burford Brothers Wealth Retirement Plan Mana…’s portfolio.Hudock Capital Group boosted its stake in A in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1 additional shares and now holds a total of 218 shares of Agilent Technologies Inc which is valued at $10,266. Agilent Technologies Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Hudock Capital Group’s portfolio.

Agilent Technologies Inc opened for trading at $47.03 and hit $47.22 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $46.99, with a gain of 0.02% or 0.01 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 12,57,886 shares. Company has a market cap of $15,296 M.

On the company’s financial health, Agilent Technologies Inc reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Aug 17, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.47. The company had revenue of $1044.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1046.16 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.44 EPS.

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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