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RBC Capital Keeps a “Buy” Rating on Kraft Heinz (KHC) and $77.0000 Target; Agilent Technologies (A) Has 0.95 Sentiment

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Agilent Technologies Inc (A) investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.45, from 1.4 in 2017Q3. The ratio dropped, as 226 funds opened new or increased equity positions, while 238 decreased and sold their holdings in Agilent Technologies Inc. The funds in our database now own: 269.93 million shares, up from 267.56 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Agilent Technologies Inc in top ten equity positions decreased from 8 to 6 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 40 Reduced: 198 Increased: 164 New Position: 62.

The broker have set target of $77.0000 on Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) shares. This is 33.50% from the last close price. In a note revealed to investors on Tuesday morning, RBC Capital maintained their “Buy” rating on shares of KHC.

The stock decreased 0.93% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $57.68. About 7.36M shares traded or 33.18% up from the average. The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) has declined 33.48% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 45.03% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $0.83 earnings per share, down 1.19% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.84 per share. KHC’s profit will be $1.01B for 17.37 P/E if the $0.83 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual earnings per share reported by The Kraft Heinz Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.78% negative EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Kraft Heinz has $114 highest and $60 lowest target. $84.72’s average target is 46.88% above currents $57.68 stock price. Kraft Heinz had 59 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of KHC in report on Wednesday, October 4 to “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $82 target in Thursday, November 2 report. On Thursday, March 29 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 20 by JP Morgan. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Underperform” on Monday, April 16. As per Wednesday, January 11, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Positive” on Friday, August 26. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 20 with “Market Perform”. Bank of America maintained The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) on Tuesday, April 3 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, June 14 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”.

The Kraft Heinz Company manufactures and markets food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $70.31 billion. The Company’s products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy products, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, and other grocery products. It has a 6.44 P/E ratio. The firm offers its products under the Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Planters, Velveeta, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Cracker Barrel, PÂ’Tit Cheese, Tassimo, Plasmon, Pudliszki, Honig, HP, Benedicta, Weight Watchers, ABC, Master, Quero, Golden Circle, Wattie's, Complan, and Glucon D names.

The stock increased 0.77% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $68.07. About 2.26 million shares traded. Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) has risen 25.85% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.30% the S&P500.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $21.95 billion. The Company’s Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment offers liquid chromatography systems and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; gas chromatography systems and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; vacuum pumps; and measurement technologies. It has a 113.45 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Diagnostics and Genomics segment provides reagents, instruments, software, and consumables; arrays for DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, and gene expression profiling, as well as sequencing target enrichment services; and equipment focused on production of synthesized oligonucleotides for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Hoplite Capital Management L.P. holds 9.61% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies, Inc. for 2.06 million shares. Antipodean Advisors Llc owns 106,000 shares or 5.76% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Impax Asset Management Ltd has 4.04% invested in the company for 2.19 million shares. The California-based Hahn Capital Management Llc has invested 3.7% in the stock. Cantillon Capital Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 4.55 million shares.

Analysts await Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) to report earnings on May, 28. They expect $0.64 EPS, up 10.34% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.58 per share. A’s profit will be $206.39M for 26.59 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual EPS reported by Agilent Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.03% negative EPS growth.

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