Equities researchers at Wolfe Research assumed coverage on shares of Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The brokerage set an “outperform” rating on the stock.

Several other research analysts also recently commented on COL. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Rockwell Collins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $100.00 to $94.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rockwell Collins from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $92.00 target price (down previously from $96.00) on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Argus downgraded Rockwell Collins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note 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. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Rockwell Collins currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $90.92.

Analyst Recommendations for Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL)

Shares of Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) opened at 90.90 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $84.37 and a 200 day moving average price of $85.28. Rockwell Collins has a one year low of $76.03 and a one year high of $94.98. The company has a market capitalization of $11.84 billion, a PE ratio of 16.50 and a beta of 0.77.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 31st. The company reported $1.58 EPS for the quarter, topping the 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 business earned $1.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.22 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.38 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Rockwell Collins will post $5.44 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 5th. Investors of record on Monday, November 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.33 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 9th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.45%. Rockwell Collins’s dividend payout ratio is 23.91%.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Arizona State Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Rockwell Collins by 1.4% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 35,594 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,282,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. boosted its position in shares of Rockwell Collins by 32.7% in the first quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 13,605 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,258,000 after buying an additional 3,355 shares during the period. Euclid Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Rockwell Collins by 129.6% in the first quarter. Euclid Advisors LLC now owns 13,394 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,235,000 after buying an additional 7,561 shares during the period. First Republic Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Rockwell Collins by 134.4% in the first quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 8,721 shares of the company’s stock worth $804,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the period. Finally, Raymond James Trust N.A. boosted its position in shares of Rockwell Collins by 3.1% in the second quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 3,743 shares of the company’s stock worth $318,000 after buying an additional 113 shares during the period. 69.35% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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