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Agilent Technologies (A) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 8.7%
November 18, 2013


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Agilent Technologies Inc. (A - Analyst Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise by nearly 9% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. The sudden jump breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading above the volatile price range of $50.05 to $52.99 in the past one-month time frame.

This bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions provider has seen a mixed track record when it comes to estimate revisions. While 6 estimates moved north, 4 estimates were revised lower over the past one month. The Zacks Consensus Estimate moved a notch higher in the same time frame. The recent price action is encouraging though, so make sure to keep a close watch on this firm in the near future.
Agilent currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is negative.

Some better performing stocks from the broader medical industry include Align Technology Inc. (ALGN - Analyst Report), Medtronic, Inc. (MDT - Analyst Report) and DexCom, Inc. (DXCM - Analyst Report). While Align Technology holds a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Medtronic and DexCom carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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