Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)’s shares rose by 8.69% on Friday

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Dallas, Texas 11/18/2013 (Financialstrend) – In Friday’s trading session, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) rose by 8.69%. The shares opened at a price of $54.03, which touched the intraday high of $55.74 and headed to a close of $54.93. Around 11.01 million exchanged hands over the trading day and an average volume of 2.49million shares were traded over a 30 day period. The 52-week low of Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) shares is $35.45 and its 52-week high is $55.74. Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) has a market capitalization of $18.29 billion.                                        

About the company

Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) was incorporated on 5 May 1999. it is a measurement-company that provides bio-analytical & electronic-measurement solutions to various communications, electronics &  life sciences as well as the chemical analysis industries. In the financial year that ended 31 October 2011, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) had 3 business segments: 1- electronic measurement business, 2- chemical analysis business & 3- life sciences business.

The company’s electronic-measurement business addresses communications & electronics as well as other industries. Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)’s chemical-analysis business is focused on petrochemical, & environmental, forensics & the food safety industries. The company’s life sciences business is focused on  pharmaceutical, biotechnology & academic & Government, bio-agriculture & food-safety industries. In addition to the 3 businesses, Agilent

Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) conducts research via  Agilent Technologies Laboratories. In the fiscal 2011, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) acquired A2 Technologies and Biocius Life Sciences and Lab901. On December 21, 2011, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)   acquired the BioSystem Development business &  P.V.R. s.r.l. This is a vacuum-pump manufacturer. In 2012 February, the company also bought software solutions & technology. This technology was bought for device-level modeling & validation from Accelicon Technologies. In 2012 June, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) acquired a cancer-diagnostics company, Dako. In 2012 August 2012, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) acquired Aurora SFC Systems.

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