General FAQ

General FAQ

  1. What is Agilent's stock ticker symbol?
  2. What is my cost basis for tax purposes of my Agilent shares that I got from the spin-off from Hewlett-Packard?
  3. Does the company pay a dividend on its common stock?
  4. Does Agilent offer a (DRIP) direct investment program?
  5. Can I purchase shares of Agilent stock directly?
  6. Has Agilent had a stock split?
  7. When is the next financial reporting date?
  8. When did Agilent go public? At what price?
  9. When was Agilent spun off of Hewlett-Packard?
  10. When do the fiscal quarters end?
  11. What year was Agilent incorporated and in what state?
  12. How many employees does Agilent have?
  13. How do I transfer my stock or change my address with the transfer agent?

What is Agilent's stock ticker symbol?
Agilent's symbol on the New York Stock Exchange is "A"
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What is my cost basis for tax purposes of my Agilent shares that I got from the spin-off from Hewlett-Packard?
June 2, 2000, was the record date of the Agilent Technologies spin-off. All Hewlett-Packard shareowners of record received .3814 shares of Agilent for every share of Hewlett-Packard stock they owned with any fractional shares paid out in cash. The relative market capitalizations of Agilent and Hewlett-Packard on June 2, 2000 result in cost allocated to the Agilent shares of 22% and to Hewlett-Packard 78% of their original basis in Hewlett-Packard. For more details you will need Adobe Reader to open this document that explains how to calculate your cost basis.
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Does the company pay a dividend on its common stock?
Agilent does issue dividends. Please see Dividends Page for details.
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Does Agilent offer a (DRIP) direct investment program?
Agilent has implemented a Computershare Investment Plan, which operates as a direct stock purchase as well as a dividend reinvestment plan. More information can be found at the Dividend Reinvestment Plan Page.
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Can I purchase shares of Agilent stock directly?
No. Agilent does not offer a direct purchase program at this time.
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Has Agilent had a stock split?
No.
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When is the next financial reporting date?
Agilent's next financial release date may be viewed on the "upcoming events" page: Calendar.
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When did Agilent go public? At what price?
Agilent went public on November 18, 1999. Agilent Technologies' IPO priced at $30 per share.
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When was Agilent spun off of Hewlett-Packard?
Agilent spun-off of HP on June 2, 2000.
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When do the fiscal quarters end?
Our fiscal quarters are as follows: Quarter One: November 1st to Jan 31st Quarter Two: February 1st to April 30th Quarter Three: May 1st to July 31st Quarter Four: August 1 to October 31st.
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What year was Agilent incorporated and in what state?
Agilent was incorporated in May 1999 in Delaware.
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How many employees does Agilent have?
As of July 31, 2012, Agilent has approximately 20,500 employees.
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How do I transfer my stock or change my address with the transfer agent?
Computershare Investor Services
P. O. Box 43078
Providence, RI 02940-3078

Non-US: (312) 588-4991
Toll-free: (877-) 309-9856

Website for Computershare Investor Services: www.computershare.com/contactus Computershare Investor Services
2 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602 Non-US: (312) 588-4991
Toll-free: (877) 309-9856 email for computershare: agilent.queries@computershare.com
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