3. As of noon trading, Agilent Technologies ( A) is down $0.39 (-1.0%) to $40.12 on light volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Agilent Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.00-$40.42 after having opened the day at $40.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.51.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the communications, electronics, life sciences, and chemical analysis industries worldwide. Agilent Technologies has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Agilent Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Agilent Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Agilent Technologies Ratings Report now.

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