Thursday, August 15, 2013

Investopedia: Agilent Grinding Through Challenging Market Conditions

It may not look like it on the basis of the last few quarters, but Agilent (NYSE:A) is getting better. Weakness in multiple test and measurement end-markets and lower government spending are generating stiff headwinds, but the company continues to roll out strong new products, and the long-term potential in chemical analysis and diagnostics remains impressive. Even though Agilent is near a 52-week high, I believe shareholders could still do reasonably well with this stock, particularly if their investment horizon is more than just a quarter or two.

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