New products lift Agilent sales

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. $71 (New York symbol A; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 323.0 million; Market cap: $22.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 5.0; Dividend yield: 0.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.agilent. com) makes specialized testing equipment, like mass spectrometers, for medical research laboratories… Read More

Narrowed focus spurs these stocks

In 2000, the old Hewlett-Packard spun off its testing equipment business (Agilent). Since then, Agilent has completed two spinoffs of its own: Verigy (in 2006), a maker of computer chip testing gear; and Keysight (in 2014), focused on products for testing electronic equipment.

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Agilent share price up 53%

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. $69 (New York symbol A; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 321.8 million; Market cap: $22.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 5.0; Dividend yield: 0.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www. agilent.com) makes specialized testing equipment, like mass spectrometers, for medical research laboratories… Read More