Agilent Technologies, Inc. [NYSE: A] shares went higher by 1.04% from its previous closing of $80.10, now trading at the price of $80.93, also adding 0.83 points. Is A stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 1.64 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of A shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 308.52M float and a -0.19% run over in the last seven days. A share price has been hovering between $82.27 and $62.00 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. [NYSE:A]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 62.00 to 82.27. This is compared to its latest closing price of $80.10.

Keep on the lookout for this organization’s next scheduled financial results, which are expected to be made public on Wed 19 Feb (In 77 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Agilent Technologies, Inc. [A]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Agilent Technologies, Inc. [A] sitting at +18.23 and its Gross Margin at +54.33, this company’s Net Margin is now 21.60%. These measurements indicate that Agilent Technologies, Inc. [A] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 13.91, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 13.60%. Its Return on Equity is 23.00, and its Return on Assets is 11.90. These metrics all suggest that Agilent Technologies, Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Agilent Technologies, Inc. [A] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 50.70. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 33.64,

while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 25.47. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 12.72, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 37.72.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 22.07 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.04. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 5.04, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.10. Agilent Technologies, Inc. [A] has a Price to Book Ratio of 4.93, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 23.59 and P/E Ratio of 24.11. These metrics suggest that this publicly-traded organization will not likely result in investment gains.

Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 5.85 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.57. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.21 and its Current Ratio is 1.53. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. [A] has 310.65M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $25.14B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 62.00 to 82.27. At its current price, it has moved down by -1.63% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 30.53% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.43, which indicates that it is 1.04% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 66.70. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Agilent Technologies, Inc. [A] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. [A], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.