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April 29, 2012
18:16 EDTIBM, HPQ, BRK.A, AA, GOOG, WFC, BAC, AAPLApple and Google are the leading candidates to enter the DJIA, Barron's reports
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or DJIA, hasn't adjusted its component companies since 2009 and is overdue for a makeover, Barron's reports. Since that time, Apple (AAPL) has emerged as the world's most valuable company, with a market value of $570B. Also not on the DJIA list is online advertising-and-search behemoth Google (GOOG). Both represent major shifts in the global business landscape in ways that current Dow components such as Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Bank of America (BAC) and Alcoa (AA) do not. Yet admitting Apple or Google -- or any other high-priced stock -- would be difficult, given the way the index is calculated based on the absolute price of their shares. With a price of around $605, Apple's shares would overwhelm the index with a 26% weighting. That is double the influence of current Dow component International Business Machines (IBM), whose $207 stock price gives it a 12% weight in the index. Given its big daily swings, Apple alone could move the Dow regularly by 100 points or more. As for Google, it is planning a stock split that would cut its share price in half, to about $300. But even at that level, it would have a hefty 15% weighting in the average. One solution would be to adjust the way the Dow is calculated. Other potential index additions include Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) and Wells Fargo (WFC), which pose no problem under the current calculation system. Reference Link
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16:14 EDTAAgilent announces dividend of 10c per share
Agilent Technologies announced that a quarterly dividend of 10c per share of common stock will be paid on Jan. 28, 2015, to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on Jan. 6, 2015.
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07:59 EDTAAgilent downgraded to Market Perform at Cowen
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07:00 EDTAAgilent downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen
November 17, 2014
16:09 EDTAAgilent plans to return $500M in capital to shareholders in FY15
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16:07 EDTAAgilent sees FY15 EPS $1.68-$1.78, consensus $1.74
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16:06 EDTAAgilent sees Q1 EPS 39c-43c, consensus 42c
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16:06 EDTAAgilent reports Q4 EPS 88c, consensus 89c
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15:16 EDTANotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Agilent Technologies (A), consensus 89c; Jacobs Engineering (JEC), consensus 86c; Urban Outfitters (URBN), consensus 41c; Omega Protein (OME), consensus 30c.

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