Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) Reaches $76.65 52-Week High; Last Week Sempra Energy (SRE) Coverage

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The stock of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) hit a new 52-week high and has $78.95 target or 3.00% above today’s $76.65 share price. The 7 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $24.35B company. The 1-year high was reported on Feb, 12 by Barchart.com. If the $78.95 price target is reached, the company will be worth $730.35 million more. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $76.65. About 112,059 shares traded. Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has risen 5.82% since February 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.82% the S&P500. Some Historical A News: 03/04/2018 – ALNYLAM -PURSUANT TO DEAL, AGILENT HAS AGREED TO MANUFACTURE, SUPPLY TO CO, ACTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL INGREDIENTS REQUIRED FOR PATISIRAN FOR COMMERCIAL SALE; 14/05/2018 – Agilent Completes Acquisition Of Genohm; 14/05/2018 – Agilent 2Q EPS 63c; 07/03/2018 – AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES TO BUY ADVANCED ANALYTICAL FOR $250M; 14/05/2018 – AGILENT 2Q ADJ EPS 65C, EST. 64C; 30/03/2018 – FTC: Agilent Technologies, Inc., In the Matter of; 30/03/2018 – FTC: FTC Requests Public Comment on Agilent Technologies, Inc.’s Application to Approve Cross-License Agreement; 30/05/2018 – AGILENT TO ACQUIRE ULTRA SCIENTIFIC ASSETS: TERMS NOT DISCLOSED; 04/04/2018 – Agilent and BioTek Join Forces to Create an Integrated Metabolic Analysis and Imaging Platform; 26/04/2018 – Agilent Expands Portfolio of In Situ Hybridization Probes for Clinical Testing

Among 3 analysts covering Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Sempra Energy had 9 analyst reports since August 20, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, February 11 by Wells Fargo. Morgan Stanley maintained Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) on Tuesday, September 11 with “Equal-Weight” rating. On Monday, August 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform”. As per Monday, September 17, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Thursday, November 8 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 11 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, September 26 by Bank of America. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, September 21. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $121 target in Friday, September 28 report. See Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) latest ratings:

11/02/2019 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $126 New Target: $128 Maintain
08/11/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $129 New Target: $130 Maintain
11/10/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Old Target: $120 New Target: $126 Upgrade
28/09/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $120 New Target: $121 Maintain
26/09/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $122 New Target: $120 Maintain
21/09/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $121 New Target: $120 Maintain
17/09/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $128 New Target: $129 Maintain
11/09/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $120 New Target: $121 Maintain
20/08/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade

Analysts await Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 10.61% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.66 per share. A’s profit will be $231.86 million for 26.25 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.81 actual earnings per share reported by Agilent Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.88% negative EPS growth.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $24.35 billion. It operates through three divisions: Life Sciences and Applied Markets, Diagnostics and Genomics, and Agilent CrossLab. It has a 79.02 P/E ratio. The Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; raman spectroscopy; microfluidics based automated electrophoresis products; cell analysis plate based assays; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies.

Among 3 analysts covering Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Agilent Technologies had 5 analyst reports since August 15, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, August 15. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, November 20. The stock of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 10 by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, August 15 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.88 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 36 investors sold Agilent Technologies, Inc. shares while 186 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 162 raised stakes. 255.34 million shares or 2.22% less from 261.14 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Moreover, Mitsubishi Ufj Securities Hldgs Ltd has 0.04% invested in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) for 180 shares. Mastrapasqua Asset Mgmt reported 0.51% stake. Bessemer Gp holds 0% or 5,390 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund invested 0.07% in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). Ameriprise has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Com Ltd Liability Com owns 11,800 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Sensato Limited Co reported 207,699 shares. Cypress Mgmt Llc owns 142,308 shares. Comerica Secs has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). Savings Bank Of Mellon stated it has 3.22 million shares. British Columbia Inv Mngmt accumulated 98,706 shares. Bb&T Corporation holds 3,901 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The New York-based International Grp has invested 0.03% in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). 281 are owned by Lenox Wealth Mgmt Inc. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh reported 33,366 shares stake.

More notable recent Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) news were published by: Realmoney.Thestreet.com which released: “Keep Your Eyes on the U.S. Dollar in the Days Ahead – TheStreet.com” on February 12, 2019, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “The 6 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks – 24/7 Wall St.” published on February 12, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “StoneMor Partners L.P. Reports Financial Results for 2018 Second Quarter – GlobeNewswire” on February 12, 2019. More interesting news about Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) were released by: Businessinsider.com and their article: “An NYSE exec who spent a week resisting email for 7 hours a day quickly caved to her inbox, but took away a productivity strategy she uses to this day – Business Insider” published on February 11, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “These 2 Pot Stocks Are Moving to the NYSE – The Motley Fool” with publication date: January 13, 2019.

Since September 11, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $5.16 million activity. Grau Dominique also sold $658,748 worth of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) shares. Another trade for 17,491 shares valued at $1.31M was sold by McMullen Michael R.. The insider CLARK PAUL N sold $197,294. 5,482 Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) shares with value of $371,296 were sold by FIELDS HEIDI. 1,500 shares were sold by Gonsalves Rodney, worth $106,590.

The stock decreased 0.90% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $113.92. About 243,804 shares traded. Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has declined 0.21% since February 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 0.21% the S&P500. Some Historical SRE News: 07/05/2018 – SEMPRA ENERGY 1Q EARNINGS CALL BEGINS; 12/03/2018 – SEMPRA ENERGY CEO DEBRA L. REED TO RETIRE; JEFFREY W. MARTIN; 11/04/2018 – Moody’s Changes San Diego Gas & Electric’s Rating Outlook to Negative from Stable; 12/03/2018 – Sempra Energy CEO Debra L. Reed to Retire Dec. 1, Step Down as CEO and Pres on May; 12/03/2018 – Sempra Energy: Board Appoints J. Walker Martin as CEO, Joseph A. Householder as President, Both Effective May 1; 16/04/2018 – Faisel H. Khan Appointed Vice President Of Investor Relations For Sempra Energy; 07/05/2018 – SEMPRA HAS $4B NET OPERATING LOSSES FOR TAXES; 10/04/2018 – Sempra Energy Announces Executive Appointments; 08/03/2018 – Texas Regulators Approve Sempra’s $9.45 Billion Oncor Buyout; 10/04/2018 – SEMPRA ENERGY NAMES TREVOR MIHALIK EVP & CFO

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.21, from 1.16 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 34 investors sold Sempra Energy shares while 154 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 229.67 million shares or 3.57% more from 221.76 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Rampart Invest Management Com Lc, Massachusetts-based fund reported 7,519 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky reported 77,276 shares. Aperio Grp Inc Limited Company owns 157,904 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Macquarie Group holds 1.32 million shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. Endurance Wealth holds 0% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) for 220 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D owns 129,200 shares. Eagle Ridge Investment Management reported 61,417 shares stake. Cambridge Invest Research Advsrs Inc invested in 0.02% or 15,009 shares. The California-based Parnassus Ca has invested 1.79% in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Fdx Advsr accumulated 14,303 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Bbva Compass Bankshares holds 0.02% or 2,323 shares. Electron Capital Prns Lc has 223,996 shares for 3.67% of their portfolio. Capstone Invest Advsrs Lc reported 1,860 shares. Private Advisor Grp Ltd Liability stated it has 0.02% in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Fincl Engines Advsr Limited Liability Corp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE).

Sempra Energy, together with its subsidiaries, engages in energy business worldwide. The company has market cap of $31.18 billion. The companyÂ’s San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment transmits and distributes electricity and/or natural gas. It currently has negative earnings. As of December 31, 2016, this segment had approximately 1.4 million electric meters and 878,000 natural gas meters.

Since November 9, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $6.41 million activity. $554,906 worth of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) was sold by MIHALIK TREVOR I on Friday, November 9. REED DEBRA L had sold 27,300 shares worth $3.20M. Shares for $1.34 million were sold by HOUSEHOLDER JOSEPH A on Friday, November 30. SCHENK LYNN sold $535,450 worth of stock. Martin Jeffrey W had sold 5,705 shares worth $670,794. The insider WALL PETER R sold 1,049 shares worth $117,761.

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