Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-five brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eighteen have assigned a hold recommendation, four have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $132.76.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on COL. Royal Bank of Canada set a $140.00 price objective on Rockwell Collins and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note 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 on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Cowen reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Credit Suisse Group downgraded Rockwell Collins from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $140.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity cut their price objective on Rockwell Collins from $140.00 to $137.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th.

In other news, VP Douglas E. Stenske sold 3,287 shares of Rockwell Collins stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $135.00, for a total transaction of $443,745.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 8,776 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,184,760. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Jeffrey D. Maclauchlan sold 7,634 shares of Rockwell Collins stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.24, for a total value of $1,017,154.16. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 9,179 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,223,009.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 36,331 shares of company stock worth $4,891,757. Company insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in COL. QS Investors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Rockwell Collins by 77.8% during the 2nd quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 3,084 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $324,000 after purchasing an additional 1,349 shares in the last quarter. Shelton Capital Management acquired a new stake in shares of Rockwell Collins during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $260,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its holdings in shares of Rockwell Collins by 332.5% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 88,468 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $9,296,000 after purchasing an additional 68,013 shares in the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. grew its holdings in shares of Rockwell Collins by 24.8% during the 2nd quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 27,961 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $2,937,000 after purchasing an additional 5,561 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Rockwell Collins by 14.9% during the 2nd quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 30,496 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $3,204,000 after purchasing an additional 3,944 shares in the last quarter. 71.36% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Rockwell Collins (NYSE COL) traded down $0.22 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $135.92. The company had a trading volume of 641,701 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,350,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.56 and a quick ratio of 0.73. Rockwell Collins has a 1-year low of $92.75 and a 1-year high of $139.63. The company has a market cap of $22,250.00, a P/E ratio of 25.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 0.72.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 26th. The aerospace company reported $1.59 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.06. Rockwell Collins had a return on equity of 19.58% and a net margin of 10.99%. The business had revenue of $2.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.20 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 68.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Rockwell Collins will post 7.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be given a $0.33 dividend. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 9th. Rockwell Collins’s dividend payout ratio is currently 24.54%.

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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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