) is collaborating with the College of Chemistry at the
University of California (UC), Berkeley to build new chemistry
and chemical engineering laboratories that will be used for
Agilent will provide some of the latest test equipment, such
as its chromatography, molecular spectroscopy instruments and
software. The products will include its latest GC/MS, GC, LC,
FT-IR and MP-AES technologies.
The University of California will redesign and rebuild its
undergraduate chemistry labs with the help of Agilent's
multimillion instrumentation package. The laboratory has not been
upgraded for almost five decades.
The University, with Agilent's latest instruments, will impart
real world training on advanced instrumentation to undergraduate
students help them familiarize themselves with the latest
analytical measurement practices. The changes are expected to
benefit new generations of scientists and thus increase their
possibility of employment.
Agilent's success at leading universities comes from its
superior technology and comprehensive portfolio. The company
regularly updates and upgrades its portfolio to maintain its
Agilent's revenues in the second quarter of 2013 were $1.73
billion, up 3.1% sequentially and flat year over year, just short
of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.74 billion. Its Electronic
Measurement segment remained the largest contributor and
accounted for 44% of its revenues, up 5.3% sequentially but down
13.2% year over year.
Currently, Agilent Technologies has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
Other test equipment companies, such as
National Instruments Corp
) with a Zacks Rank #1, and
), both with a Zacks Rank #2 are worth considering at this
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