SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

December 14, 2010 08:16 ET

Analyst Study on Agilent Technologies Inc. and Garmin Ltd. -- Demand for Tech Instruments Up

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) - brings investors market knowledge on the aspects moving the scientific & technical instruments stocks, and offers complete analytical research on companies like Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN). Register with today to gain full access to our complimentary research on these scientific & technical instruments stocks.

Improved domestic and global demand provided a boost for the scientific and technical instruments industry in the past month. The index for the industry is up a little over 5% on the week. After months of inconsistency and narrow revenue margins, instrument makers are benefitting from increased economic stability and their own efforts to better handle fluctuations in demand. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on scientific & technical instruments industry; traders looking for analysis on Agilent Technologies Inc., Garmin Ltd. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

Acquisitions made earlier in the year are also beginning to pay dividends for some within the industry. Several companies recognized the need to diversify their product lines to better weather economic uncertainty and wavering demand. While these acquisitions did narrow operating margins earlier in the year, they are now beginning to pay off.

Overall, the instruments industry appears positioned for marginal growth heading into 2011. While demand is on the rise for instrument makers, it is still far below pre-recession figures and will likely not result in substantial short-term growth. However, efforts made throughout the year to diversify product lines should help prevent the sharp drop offs in share prices seen frequently throughout the past year. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting companies in the scientific & technical instruments industry.

Looking at earnings delivered by some of the key players in this space, Agilent Technologies Inc. posted a revenue growth of 14.5%. Investors can register today at to download the full report on Agilent Technologies Inc.

Conversely, Garmin Ltd. saw net income rise to $279.5 million for the quarter whilst revenue tumbled to $692.3 million. Investors can access free research on Garmin Ltd. now by signing up at

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