Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are currently covering the firm. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $90.40.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on COL shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Rockwell Collins from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Canaccord Genuity lowered Rockwell Collins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $100.00 to $94.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $92.00 price target (down previously from $96.00) on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Argus lowered Rockwell Collins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 26th. Finally, Buckingham Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price target (down previously from $101.00) on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research report on Wednesday, October 5th.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of COL. Van ECK Associates Corp raised its position in Rockwell Collins by 31.8% in the second quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 1,340 shares of the company’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 323 shares during the last quarter. Assetmark Inc. raised its position in Rockwell Collins by 48.9% in the third quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 1,382 shares of the company’s stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 454 shares during the last quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC raised its position in Rockwell Collins by 52.7% in the third quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 1,408 shares of the company’s stock valued at $119,000 after buying an additional 486 shares during the last quarter. Cantab Capital Partners LLP raised its position in Rockwell Collins by 1,109.2% in the second quarter. Cantab Capital Partners LLP now owns 1,451 shares of the company’s stock valued at $124,000 after buying an additional 1,331 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mizuho Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Rockwell Collins by 64.1% in the second quarter. Mizuho Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 1,595 shares of the company’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 623 shares during the last quarter. 76.44% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) opened at 88.54 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $11.64 billion, a PE ratio of 16.07 and a beta of 0.77. Rockwell Collins has a 12-month low of $76.03 and a 12-month high of $95.11. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $83.47 and a 200 day moving average price of $85.37.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 31st. The company reported $1.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.38. Rockwell Collins had a return on equity of 37.31% and a net margin of 13.84%. The company earned $1.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.22 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.38 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Rockwell Collins will post $5.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 5th. Investors of record on Monday, November 14th will be given a dividend of $0.33 per share. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 9th. Rockwell Collins’s payout ratio is 23.91%.

Rockwell Collins Company Profile

Rockwell Collins, Inc is engaged in design, production and support of communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military customers around the world. The Company’s products and systems are focused on aviation applications. It operates in two segments: Government Systems and Commercial Systems.

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