Dallas, Texas 11/21/2013 (Financialstrend) – In Wednesday’s trading session, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) dropped by 0.54%. The opening price of the shares was $53.83, which climbed to an intraday high of $54.26 and headed to close at $53.53. Around 2.32M shares were exchanged on Wednesday while the average-volume of 2.59M shares were traded over a 30 day period. The 52-week low of Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) shares is $35.64 while the 52-week high is $55.74. The company has a market capitalization of $17.83 billion.
About the company
Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) was formed on 5th May 1999. It is a measurement-company that provides bio-analytical & electronic measurement-solutions to the electronics & communications, life sciences and chemical-analysis industries. In the financial year that ended 31st October 2011, it had 3 business segments: 1- electronic measurement business, 2- chemical analysis business and 3-life sciences business. Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)’s electronic-measurement business addresses communications, electronics & other industries.
The company’s chemical analysis business is focused on petrochemical & environmental, forensics & the food safety industries. Its life-sciences business is focused on the pharmaceutical, bio-technology, academic & Government as well as the bio-agriculture & food safety industries. In addition to the company’s 3 businesses, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) conducts extensive research via Agilent Technologies Laboratories.
In the financial 2011, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) acquired Lab901, A2 Technologies and Biocius Life Sciences. On 21st December 2011, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) acquired BioSystem Development’s business & P.V.R. s.r.l. this is a vacuum-pump manufacturer. In 2012 February, it acquired the software solutions & technology for the device-level modeling& validation process from Accelicon Technologies. In 2012 June, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) acquired Dako, the cancer diagnostics company. In 2012 August, it acquired Aurora SFC Systems.
Electronic Measurement Business
Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)’s electronic-measurement business provides electronic-measurement instruments & systems, software-design tools & related services.