RBC Capital Markets assumed coverage on shares of Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday. The firm issued a sector perform rating and a $98.00 price objective on the stock.

Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on COL. Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on Rockwell Collins from $98.00 to $105.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, December 5th. Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on Rockwell Collins in a research report on Wednesday, December 21st. They set a neutral rating and a $100.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Rockwell Collins from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, December 16th. Wolfe Research initiated coverage on Rockwell Collins in a research report on Wednesday, November 23rd. They set an outperform rating for the company. Finally, Buckingham Research reaffirmed 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. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Rockwell Collins has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $92.31.

Analyst Recommendations for Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL)

Shares of Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) traded down 0.52% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $89.93. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,719,991 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $11.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.33 and a beta of 0.80. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $93.46 and its 200 day moving average price is $86.46. Rockwell Collins has a 12-month low of $76.03 and a 12-month high of $96.55.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 31st. The company reported $1.58 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.38. The company earned $1.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.22 billion. Rockwell Collins had a return on equity of 37.31% and a net margin of 13.84%. Rockwell Collins’s quarterly revenue was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.38 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Rockwell Collins will post $5.43 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, SVP Nan Mattai sold 19,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.55, for a total value of $1,795,470.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 14,139 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,308,564.45. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 1.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Parametrica Management Ltd bought a new position in shares of Rockwell Collins during the second quarter worth approximately $205,000. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Rockwell Collins by 383.8% in the second quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. now owns 94,729 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,065,000 after buying an additional 75,147 shares in the last quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Rockwell Collins by 568.4% in the second quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 52,052 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,432,000 after buying an additional 44,264 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can bought a new position in shares of Rockwell Collins during the second quarter worth approximately $6,239,000. Finally, Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its position in shares of Rockwell Collins by 70.3% in the second quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 112,717 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,597,000 after buying an additional 46,521 shares in the last quarter. 77.63% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Rockwell Collins

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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