Reilly Herbert Faulkner III boosted its position in shares of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) by 2.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 58,202 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 1,133 shares during the period. Amphenol Corporation accounts for about 2.7% of Reilly Herbert Faulkner III’s portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest position. Reilly Herbert Faulkner III’s holdings in Amphenol Corporation were worth $4,296,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of APH. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Amphenol Corporation by 2,540.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 19,061,201 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $1,356,586,000 after buying an additional 18,339,185 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Amphenol Corporation by 3.2% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,794,362 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $2,120,464,000 after buying an additional 914,857 shares during the last quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Amphenol Corporation by 10.8% in the first quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 9,234,030 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $657,176,000 after buying an additional 900,961 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Amphenol Corporation by 9.0% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 3,175,971 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $225,728,000 after buying an additional 261,287 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pioneer Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Amphenol Corporation by 12.7% in the first quarter. Pioneer Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,264,594 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $161,171,000 after buying an additional 255,097 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.99% of the company’s stock.

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE APH) traded up 0.73% on Friday, hitting $79.97. The company had a trading volume of 44,413 shares. The stock has a market cap of $24.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.93 and a beta of 0.77. Amphenol Corporation has a 12-month low of $60.97 and a 12-month high of $79.97. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $76.71 and its 200 day moving average price is $73.17.

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The electronics maker reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.09. Amphenol Corporation had a net margin of 14.37% and a return on equity of 24.98%. The company had revenue of $1.67 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.62 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.65 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Amphenol Corporation will post $3.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 15th. This is an increase from Amphenol Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. Amphenol Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 21.55%.

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A number of research analysts have commented on APH shares. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut Amphenol Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $75.00 to $78.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Amphenol Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $72.00 price objective on shares of Amphenol Corporation in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price objective on Amphenol Corporation from $70.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Amphenol Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $79.00.

In other news, CFO Craig A. Lampo sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.70, for a total transaction of $1,195,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 40,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,188,000. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Diana G. Reardon sold 200,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.91, for a total transaction of $14,982,000.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 200,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,982,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 633,200 shares of company stock valued at $48,642,716. 2.51% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Amphenol Corporation

Amphenol Corporation (Amphenol) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor- based products, and coaxial and specialty cable. The Company operates through two segments, which include Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions.

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