Agilent Technologies (A) will raise its quarterly dividend by 9.8 percent to 18 cents per share. This follows a 10.1 percent dividend increase by the life sciences company last year.
The increased dividend of $0.164 per share will be paid on January 22, 2020 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2019.
A new annualized dividend rate of 72 cents per share yields 0.9% at a stock price of $78.30.
Agilent Technologies Inc. is a is a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, providing application focused solutions that include instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. Agilent's operating segments are: Life Sciences and Applied Markets Business, Diagnostics and Genomics Business and Agilent CrossLab Business. Agilent Technologies Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in May 1999 and has paid a dividend every year since 2012.