Two Cheap Players On An Expanding Economy: BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) and Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

McGill Thomas J., VP, Treasurer & Interim CFO, sold 2,400 shares of the BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA) in an exchange that happened on February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.97 per share, amounting to a transaction worth $100,720. The sale was made public in a document filed with the SEC. Additionally, EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Sec CALAWAY TONIT M sold 12,000 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place on February 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.93 per share, for a total exchange amounting to $503,185. After the transaction, the EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Sec CALAWAY TONIT M currently holds 28,066 shares of the company’s stock, which is worth approximately $1147899.

With this stock price’s latest movement, it is now -24.75% away from its 1-year high and 26.00% higher than its 1-year low price. In the past seven days, the stock price volatility for BorgWarner Inc. was 1.79%, whereas its volatility in the past 30 days has been 2.65%. This public company’s stock also has a beta score of 1.73. When the beta value is less/more than 1, it can imply that the stock is less/more volatile than the wider stock market – a metric that traders will surely be keeping tabs on.

BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA) most recently published its quarterly earnings results. The firm posted $1.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.14. The publicly-traded organization reported revenue of $2,572.80 million for the quarter, compared to the average analyst forecast calling for $2,551.65 million, which was surpassing the analyst consensus estimate.

Shares of BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) surged 0.71%, amounting to a gain of $0.29 per share, to finish the regular trading session at $40.90 on Friday 03/01/2019. After beginning the session at $41, shares of BorgWarner Inc. reached as high as $41.36 during the day, while hitting a 1-day low of $40.37. Trade volume reached 1,233,782 shares against this stock’s average daily volume of 1.81M shares, with a total float of 206.45M. As a consequence of the price increase, BorgWarner Inc. now has a current market value of 8.65B.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) added 2.27% to its trading price by the close of the most recent session, jumping from its previous closing price of $79.44 to $81.24. This stock increased in value by 3.60% during the last 7-day period, and experienced a gain of 7.69% over the past 30-day period. In the past three months, this stock’s price grew by 17.13% , and added 21.82% to its price during the last six months of trading. A demonstrated a yearly price gain of 18.44% , while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance has been up 20.43% . This stock’s price changed by +31.03% compared to its 90-day low, and moved down -0.25% comparing to its 90-day high price.

Have a quick look on short, medium and long-term indicators. According to the Composite Indicator, Trendspotter rated the A stock as “Buy”. In the short-term, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) has a 20-day average volume of 1,878,350 shares and short-term indicators sets the A stock as “ 100% Buy ” on average basis. In the medium-term, A stock has a 50-Day average volume of 2,069,464 shares and medium-term indicators gave the average rating of “ 100% Buy ”, while in the long-term period the stock has a 100-Day average volume of 2,481,150 shares. On average, long-term indicators rated the stock as “100% Buy ”. The overall picture from all short, medium and long-term indicators sets the A stock as “100% Buy ” on average basis.

Recently, multiple brokerages have sent out reports on A. Needham, for example, Reiterated its rating on shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. to a “Buy”, while setting a $88 price target on shares of the company’s stock, according to a research note from Monday February 25th, 2019. BofA/Merrill Reiterated their target price for this stock from $78 to $87, while giving the stock a “Buy” rating, as stated in a research report from Thursday, February 21st, 2019. Needham, on the other hand, Initiated a “Buy” rating on this stock, while posting a $77 price target on shares of this company’s stock in a research note dated Thursday, January 3rd, 2019.

In other news related to Agilent Technologies, Inc. stock, 88.56% shares of A held by institutions. The total number of institutions who held the A shares was 964, according to most recent SEC filling. During the past quarter, total 281,271,759 shares held by institutions with the net change of 766,489 shares. In the meantime, 108 new institutions bought the shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. for the first time and 90 institutions sold all their holdings in the company’s common stock. 381 institutions increased their investment in the A stock and 393 institutions decreased their investment in the Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)’s stock during the last quarter.