Rockwell Collins (COL) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rockwell Collins earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.1838883417149 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

COL has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group downgraded Rockwell Collins from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $140.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $140.00 price objective on Rockwell Collins and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, November 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised Rockwell Collins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $151.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $115.00 price objective on shares of Rockwell Collins in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $140.00 price objective on shares of Rockwell Collins in a report on Friday, October 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $129.01.

Shares of Rockwell Collins (COL) traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $136.85. The stock had a trading volume of 1,110,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,100,000. Rockwell Collins has a 52 week low of $88.80 and a 52 week high of $138.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.55 and a quick ratio of 0.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $22,420.00, a P/E ratio of 28.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 0.72.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The aerospace company reported $1.80 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.80. Rockwell Collins had a return on equity of 22.00% and a net margin of 10.33%. The company had revenue of $2.19 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.23 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.58 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 51.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Rockwell Collins will post 7.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Rockwell Collins news, CFO Patrick E. Allen sold 35,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $135.34, for a total transaction of $4,736,900.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Douglas E. Stenske sold 3,287 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $135.00, for a total value of $443,745.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 8,776 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,184,760. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 571,812 shares of company stock worth $77,350,247. Insiders own 1.10% 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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