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

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Why You Should Pay Attention to 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.

Since being added to the Zacks Focus List on July 11, 2017 at $59.86 per share, shares of A have increased 122.45% to $133.16.

Eight analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.17 to $5.07. An also boasts an average earnings surprise of 5.1%.

Moreover, analysts are expecting Agilent Technologies' earnings to grow 16.8% for the current fiscal year.

It can be very profitable to buy stocks with rising earnings estimates, as stock prices respond to revisions. By adding a Focus List stock like A, there's a great chance you'll be getting into a company whose future earnings estimates will be raised, which can lead to price momentum.


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