Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) Shares Trading Down


Dallas, Texas 11/20/2013 (Financialstrend) – In Tuesday’s trading session, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) dropped by 0.43%. The opening price of the shares was $53.67, which touched the intraday high of $54.19 and headed to close at $53.82. Around 2.47M shares were traded on Tuesday and an average volume of 2.59 million shares were traded over a 30 day period. The 52-week low of Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) shares is $35.64 and its 52-week high is $55.74. The company has a market capitalization of $17.92 billion.

About the company

Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) was formed on 5th May 5, 1999. It is a measurement-company that provides bio-analytical & electronic-measurement solutions to electronics, communications, life sciences & chemical-analysis industries. In the financial year that ended 31st 2011, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) had 3 business segments: 1- electronic measurement business, 2- chemical analysis business and 3- life sciences business. The company’s electronic-measurement business addresses various communications, electronics & other industries. Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)’s chemical-analysis business is focused on the environmental, petrochemical, forensics & food-safety industries.

Its life-sciences business is focused on the pharmaceutical, academic, biotechnology & Government, food-safety and bio-agriculture industries. In addition to the 3 businesses, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) conducts its research via Agilent Technologies Laboratories. In the fiscal 2011, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) acquired Lab901, A2 Technologies & Biocius Life Sciences. On 21st December 2011, it acquired BioSystem Development’s business & P.V.R. s.r.l, the vacuum pump manufacturer. In 2012 February, it acquired software solutions & technology for the device-level modeling & validation processes from Accelicon Technologies. In 2012 June, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) acquired cancer-diagnostics company, Dako. In 2012 August, it acquired Aurora SFC-Systems, Inc.

Electronic Measurement Business

Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)’s electronic-measurement business provides electronic-measurement instruments & systems, software-design tools & related services that are utilized in the design, development & manufacture, installation, & deployment as well as operation of electronics-equipment & microscopy products.