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Why Agilent Technologies (A) is a Top Growth Stock for the Long-Term

·2-min read

Taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for new and old investors alike.

Achieving those goals is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores, a unique set of guidelines that rates stocks based on popular investing methodologies, namely value, growth, and momentum. The Style Scores can help you narrow down which stocks are better for your portfolio and which ones can beat the market over the long-term.

Why This 1 Growth Stock Should Be On Your Watchlist

For growth investors, a company's financial strength, overall health, and future outlook take precedence, so they'll want to zero in on the Growth Style Score. This Score examines things like projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow to find stocks that will generate sustainable growth over time.

Agilent Technologies (A)

Palo Alto, CA-based Agilent Technologies, Inc. was originally a spin-off from Hewlett-Packard. The company is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of a broad-based portfolio of test and measurement products serving multiple end markets.

A sits at a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), holds a Growth Style Score of B, and has a VGM Score of B. Earnings and sales are forecasted to increase 16.6% and 6.9% year-over-year, respectively.

Seven analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.16 to $5.06 per share. An also boasts an average earnings surprise of 5.1%.

Agilent Technologies is also cash rich. The company has generated cash flow growth of 13%, and is expected to report cash flow expansion of 24.2% in 2022.

A should be on investors' short lists because of its impressive growth fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Growth and VGM Style Scores.

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