Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Rockwell Collins (COL) Stock Price

Media coverage about Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rockwell Collins earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.188786779915 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Rockwell Collins (NYSE COL) traded up $1.00 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $134.61. 1,574,903 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,002,881. Rockwell Collins has a 1 year low of $88.80 and a 1 year high of $136.50. The company has a market cap of $21,765.68, a PE ratio of 22.34, a PEG ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last announced its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The aerospace company reported $1.80 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.80. Rockwell Collins had a net margin of 10.33% and a return on equity of 22.00%. The firm had revenue of $2.19 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.23 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.58 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 51.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Rockwell Collins will post 7.18 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a dividend of $0.33 per share. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. Rockwell Collins’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 27.62%.

Several research analysts recently commented on COL shares. Citigroup lifted their target price on shares of Rockwell Collins from $93.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $115.00 price objective on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research report on Sunday, September 3rd. Drexel Hamilton downgraded shares of Rockwell Collins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Buckingham Research reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein downgraded shares of Rockwell Collins from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $137.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Monday, September 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $128.85.

In other Rockwell Collins news, Director Harlan Donnley Meade bought 1,666,667 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $0.06 per share, for a total transaction of $100,000.02. Also, VP Jeffrey D. Maclauchlan sold 7,634 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $133.24, for a total transaction of $1,017,154.16. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 9,179 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,223,009.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 543,115 shares of company stock worth $73,475,644. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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Rockwell Collins Company Profile

Rockwell Collins, Inc designs, produces and supports communications and aviation systems for commercial and military customers. The Company provides information management services through voice and data communication networks and solutions across the world. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial Systems, Government Systems and Information Management Services.

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