Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.05, from 1.05 in 2018Q3. It is positive, as 45 investors sold A shares while 179 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 173 raised stakes. 258.90 million shares or 1.39% more from 255.34 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Macquarie Group Ltd owns 112,000 shares. 4,587 were accumulated by Fulton Bankshares Na. Investec Asset Mngmt North America has invested 0.08% in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). Mitsubishi Ufj invested in 0.07% or 260,044 shares. Shine Investment Advisory holds 0.03% in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) or 907 shares. Gotham Asset Mngmt Limited Com reported 93,642 shares. The United Kingdom-based Marshall Wace Llp has invested 1.94% in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). Ameritas Invest Prtn accumulated 5,826 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 351,472 shares stake. Sun Life Fincl holds 880 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Reilly Advsr Limited invested in 239 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Shelton Capital Mngmt has 0.02% invested in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) for 4,223 shares. Dnb Asset Mgmt As has 48,637 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Meridian, a Arkansas-based fund reported 25,220 shares. Neville Rodie And Shaw Inc owns 8,128 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio.
Since November 28, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $5.27 million activity. McMullen Michael R. sold $1.35M worth of stock. $106,590 worth of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) was sold by Gonsalves Rodney.
D-E Shaw & Company Inc decreased its stake in Agilent Technologies Inc (A) by 30.87% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. D-E Shaw & Company Inc sold 1.56 million shares as the company’s stock rose 12.10% with the market. The hedge fund held 3.49 million shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $235.20 million, down from 5.04 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. D-E Shaw & Company Inc who had been investing in Agilent Technologies Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $25.75B market cap company. The stock increased 0.61% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $81.1. About 2.00M shares traded. Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has risen 18.92% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.55% the S&P500.
D-E Shaw & Company Inc, which manages about $81.36 billion and $72.58B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Microsoft Corp (Call) (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 33,500 shares to 1.14M shares, valued at $116.29M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Facebook Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:FB) by 2.32M shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.37 million shares, and has risen its stake in Credit Suisse Group (NYSE:CS).
Analysts await Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) to report earnings on May, 13. They expect $0.71 earnings per share, up 9.23 % or $0.06 from last year’s $0.65 per share. A’s profit will be $225.44M for 28.56 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.76 actual earnings per share reported by Agilent Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.58 % negative EPS growth.
More notable recent Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Earnings Scheduled For February 20, 2019 – Benzinga” on February 20, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “10 Stocks To Watch For February 20, 2019 – Benzinga” published on February 20, 2019, Bloomberg.com published: “NYSE Move That Never Happened Leaves City Still Paying Debt – Bloomberg” on March 14, 2019. More interesting news about Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) were released by: Thestreet.com and their article: “Technology Is in a ‘Leadership Mode,’ Says NYSE Trader – TheStreet.com” published on March 15, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “AutoNation: This Is Getting Ugly – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 25, 2019.
Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) Ratings Coverage
Among 8 analysts covering Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Agilent Technologies had 11 analyst reports since October 10, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 21 by Jefferies. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $83 target in Thursday, February 21 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 20 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, October 10. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, February 12. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $89 target in Tuesday, November 20 report. J.P. Morgan maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 21 report. The stock of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Monday, February 25. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Thursday, February 21.