Agilent (A) Received its Third Buy in a Row

By Carrie Williams

After Deutsche Bank and Robert W. Baird gave Agilent (NYSE: A) a Buy rating last month, the company received another Buy, this time from Jefferies. Analyst Brandon Couillard reiterated a Buy rating on Agilent yesterday and set a price target of $90. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $77.89, close to its 52-week high of $78.80.

According to, Couillard is a top 25 analyst with an average return of 27.9% and a 75.4% success rate. Couillard covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Bio-Rad Laboratories, Danaher Corp, and PerkinElmer.

Agilent has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $84, a 7.8% upside from current levels. In a report issued on February 12, Deutsche Bank also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $85 price target.

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Agilent’s market cap is currently $24.77B and has a P/E ratio of 79.84. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 5.42.

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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.