The electronics industry closed the day down 0.2%. JA Solar Holdings Company Limited American ( JASO), Intevac Inc ( IVAC), OmniVision Technologies Inc ( OVTI), and Cohu Inc ( COHU) were all winners today within the electronics industry with Agilent Technologies Inc ( A) being today's featured electronics winner. Agilent Technologies Inc rose 75 cents (2.3%) to $33.74 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4.7 million shares of Agilent Technologies Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the communications, electronics, life sciences, and chemical analysis industries in the United States and internationally. Agilent Technologies Inc has a market cap of $11.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.7, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 20.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. TheStreet Ratings rates Agilent as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.
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