Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) was down -0.29% at $59.21 on Wednesday, in a 52-week range of $41.98 to $61.15 and with a consensus analyst target price of $63.97. As for the mean price target, it implies upside of 7.73% from the $59.38 prior closing price. Agilent Technologies, Inc. has a 19.18B market cap and its past year revenues were 4.32B. Going from the most negative analyst price target to above consensus is one thing. Now Agilent Technologies, Inc.’s current price is $10.79 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street.
Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has risen 29.96% since January and is down -1.56% for the past week. The share price of A has increased by over 27.64% in the last six months. This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors.
A look at some of the inputs to technical analysis model shows how Agilent Technologies, Inc. current price compares to its recent moving averages. Agilent Technologies, Inc. is currently trading 0.28% above its 20-day and 18.75% versus the 200-day simple moving averages while 4.99% compared with its 50-day simple moving average. Additionally, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) stock price has gone up by 4.19% over the last 20 trading days, and its price is -3.17% below the 52-week high.
For a total return analysis, there is the 8.70% return on equity and the 13.50% return on assets to consider. According to the past 12 months report, the income was almost $582.00M and sales remained $4.32B. Its price to sales ratio of 4.41 ranks higher than the industry’s 3.11. Its price/book multiple of 4.36 compared with the 3.62 while its free cash flow yield of 23.64 should be matched with that of its industry’s 18.70.
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Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) shares were last seen down -0.28% at $63.19, which is 9.36% higher than the previous trading session. The 52-week range is $55.10 to $66.80 and the consensus target price is $69.30. The company has a market cap of $175.19B and its 12 month revenue was almost $39.93B. The stock has been downbeat for quite some time as is down -0.94% for the last 20 trading days, and now the firm’s performance is turning out to be bearish with a -0.02% fall for the week. It has gain by over 12.66% in the last twelve months.
Going from the most bullish analyst price target to below consensus is one thing. Now Merck & Co., Inc. $69.30 target price is just $20.7 shy of the official lowest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. It looks like analysts are feeling bearish about the stock with overall sell-side analysts calling it a Buy. Their price objective ranges between $51.00 and $90.00.
For a profitability analysis, there is the 67.70% gross margin and the 10.90% net margin to consider. According to the past 5 years report, the company on average reported -7.00% year-over-year EPS growth and sales growth was recorded at -3.70%. Its forward price to earnings ratio of 40.60 ranks lower than the industry’s 13.95. Its quick ratio was 1.30 while current ratio was noted as 1.60 in the most recent quarter.