Morgan Stanley Sticks to Its Buy Rating for Agilent (A)

In a report released today, Steve Beuchaw from Morgan Stanley maintained a Buy rating on Agilent (NYSE: A), with a price target of $86. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $69.41.

According to, Beuchaw is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 12.6% and a 64.6% success rate. Beuchaw covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc, Myriad Genetics, and NanoString Tech.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Agilent with a $80 average price target, representing a 15.3% upside. In a report issued on October 3, Cowen & Co. also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $80 price target.


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Agilent’s market cap is currently $22.14B and has a P/E ratio of 76.27. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 4.85.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 78 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Last month, Heidi Fields, a Director at A sold 5,482 shares for a total of $371,296.

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Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions that include instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. It operates through the following segments: Life Sciences & applied markets; Diagnostics & Genomics; and Agilent CrossLab Business.

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