Is This The End Of The Road For Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A), Sientra, Inc. (SIEN)

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) jumped by 0.6% on Thursday and this got the market excited. This price movement has led to the A stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. The shares dropped by -1.41% or -$1.15 from its last recorded high of $81.76 which it attained on April 03 to close at $80.61 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. has been trading as low as $60.42 before witnessing a massive surge by 33.42% or $20.19. The stock’s beta now stands at 1.39 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, A price stands 17.99% above and 7.97% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.1% which is less than the 1.37% recorded over the past month.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) rose 2.39% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Over the past one year, the equity price has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 14.05% and is now up by 19.49% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 4.59% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 13.46% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 19.21%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Agilent Technologies, Inc. with most of them predicting a $84.75 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 5.14% rise in the stock and would lead to A’s market cap to surge to $27.17B. The stock has been rated an average 1.8, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 14 analysts that track Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) and find out that 2 of them rated it as a Hold. 12 of the 12 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at A technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 65.84 point. Its trading volume has lost -764895 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1265105 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 2030000 shares, and this is 0.62 times the normal volume.

The price of Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIEN) currently stands at $8.34 after it went up by $0.22 or 2.71% and has found a strong support at $7.85 a share. If the SIEN price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $7.35 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 11.87% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $8.73, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $9.12 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 5.91%. The stock has plunged by 7.13% from its 52-weeks high of $7.745 which it reached on Aug. 08, 2018. In general, it is 2.88% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $8.1 and this setback was observed on Mar. 14, 2019.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Sientra, Inc. (SIEN) for 1 year and it stands at an average $19.88/share. This means that it would likely increase by 138.37% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $7.745 and $8.63. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $9. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $27.

The SIEN stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 38.5%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 4.04 which compares to the 6.68 recorded by the industry or the 8.39 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 0, which is lower than the 0 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 1.5% over the past five years.

Analysts view Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIEN) as a Buy, with 1.3 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 8 analysts that follow SIEN and found that 1 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 7 were divided, with 7 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Sientra, Inc. (SIEN) shares or sell it if they already own it.