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Stocks Alert: Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A), Mastercard Incorporated (MA), Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)


Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) retreated with the stock falling -0.22% or $-0.11 to close at $50.36 on active trading volume of 2.09M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.07M. The Santa Clara California 95051 based company operating under the Medical Laboratories & Research industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 44.1% up for the period and up by 10.54% so far this year. With price target of $52.03 and a 46.51% rebound from 52-week low, Agilent Technologies, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Its 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. The company’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. Its Agilent CrossLab segment offers GC and LC columns, sample preparation products, custom chemistries, and various laboratory instrument supplies; and startup, operational, training, and compliance support, as well as asset management and consultation services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales, electronic commerce, resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors. It has a collaboration agreement with University of Leuven to focus on detecting genetic abnormalities in cell-free DNA and embryo biopsies. Agilent Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) dropped $-0.03 to close the day at a new closing price of $107.27, a -0.03% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 35.21% above its 52 week low of $84.59. A total of 2.08M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 3.77M. The stock, which fluctuated between $107.2 and $107.64 during the day, currently situated -3.42% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.5% in the past one month and up by 1.23% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $121.93 and RSI of 51.9, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The company also offers value-added services, such as loyalty and reward programs, and information and consulting services. In addition, it provides cross-border and domestic processing services; and issuer and acquirer processing solutions, and payment and mobile gateways. Further, the company offers various payment products and solutions for cardholders, merchants, financial institutions, and governments; programs that enable issuers to provide consumers with cards to defer payments; payment products and solutions that allow its customers to access funds in deposit and other accounts; prepaid payment programs and management services; and commercial payment products and solutions. Additionally, it provides products and services to prevent, detect, and respond to fraud and ensure the safety of transactions. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus brands. MasterCard Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) shares were up in last trading by 0.12% to $58.01. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.21% over the past week and fell -0.27% in the past month. It is currently trading 0.66% above its 50 day moving average and 13.6% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -6.26% decrease in value from its one year high of $62.24. The RSI indicator value of 52.23, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Its programmable devices comprise integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP). The company also offers development boards; development kits, including hardware, design tools, IP, and reference designs that are designed to streamline and accelerate the development of domain-specific and market-specific applications; and configuration products, such as one-time programmable and in-system programmable storage devices to configure field programmable gate arrays. In addition, it provides design services, customer training, field engineering, and technical support. The company offers its products to electronic equipment manufacturers in end markets, such as wired and wireless communications, industrial, scientific and medical, aerospace and defense, audio, video and broadcast, consumer, automotive, and test and measurement. Xilinx, Inc. sells its products through a network of independent distributors; and through direct sales to original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing service providers by a network of independent sales representative firms and by a direct sales management organization. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.


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