Morning stock check: Agilent up, SunPower down 

The Santa Clara-based Agilent Technologies Inc. (A), which provides bioanalytical and electronic solutions to a variety of industries, leads local companies in gains this morning. Shares of Agilent are up more than 7 percent in early trading. Intuit Inc. (INTU) and Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM) are also trending up more than 2 percent per share.

SunPower Corp. (SPWR), a day after leading companies out of the blocks, is down more than 2 percent per share in early trading this morning. But Network Appliance, Inc. (NTAP) is down more than 4 percent this morning, the biggest early drop among local companies.

The companies trading at the highest volume are technology giants Intel Corp. (INTC), Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) and Apple Inc. (AAPL).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index is trending down this morning but is still above 13,000 points.

In other stock news, Cisco increased its stock buyback plans by $10 billion, according to Bloomberg. Also, BEA Systems, Inc. (BEAS) released its first audited statements, and they showed the company with profits up 59 percent, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

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