Barclays Lowers Estimates on Agilent (A); Execution...with a Turbo Lag

August 16, 2012 1:42 PM EDT
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Barclays maintains an 'Overweight' on Agilent (NYSE: A) price target of $46.00 (from $50.00).

Analyst, Nandita Koshal, said, "Agilent reported a disappointing fiscal Q3 with EPS of $0.79 coming in below consensus of $0.83 and our est. of $0.84. Revenue of $1.72B (+2% YoY), was lower than Street and our estimate of $1.8B...Management expects the headwinds seen in Q3 to persist, and significantly lowered guidance to Q4 revenue...While the company continues to execute well, it faces near-term growth headwinds due to uncertainty in key end-markets."

Barclays lowers FY12 EPS estimate from $3.25 to $3.08 and FY13 from $3.75 to $3.48.

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Shares of Agilent closed at $40.48 yesterday.

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