A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL):

  • 8/8/2017 – Rockwell Collins was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/3/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $115.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “COL’s Army C4ISR win is a multi-award IDIQ, which is very unlikely to be a needle.””
  • 8/3/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/1/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 8/1/2017 – Rockwell Collins was upgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $125.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $108.00.
  • 8/1/2017 – Rockwell Collins was given a new $96.00 price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a “sell” rating on the stock.
  • 7/31/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at Cowen and Company from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating.
  • 7/31/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $115.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $108.00.
  • 7/28/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $115.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “Investors are apt to be neutral/positive to COL’s solid Q3 underlying ops and affirmed.””
  • 7/25/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $108.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/25/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/19/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $120.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/14/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Rockwell continues to be the foremost global supplier of communications and avionics equipment for both commercial and military customers. A diversified portfolio, comprising both commercial and government customers, protects it from risks of reduced orders from either customer class. Going ahead, its focus on R&D and steady investments should enable it to achieve its target for fiscal 2017. Moreover, the company’s Pulse.Aero acquisition aims to improve its passenger processing services at airports. Also, it outperformed the Zacks Categorized Aerospace-Defense Equipment industry, in last one year. However, Rockwell Collins derives a major portion of its revenues from overseas, which exposes it to the risk of currency fluctuations. Moreover, it lacks a stable alternative supplier for certain goods or services. Also, the company generates majority of revenues from fixed-price contracts, exposing its bottom line to cost over-runs.”
  • 7/14/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They now have a $135.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/13/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $124.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $125.00.
  • 7/12/2017 – Rockwell Collins was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $121.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Rockwell continues to be the foremost global supplier of communications and avionics equipment for both commercial and military customers. A diversified portfolio, comprising both commercial and government customers, protects it from risks of reduced orders from either customer class. Going ahead, its focus on R&D and steady investments should enable it to achieve its target for fiscal 2017. Moreover, the company’s B/E Aerospace acquisition boosts its growth prospects, while the Pulse.Aero acquisition aims to improve its passenger processing services at airports. Also, it outperformed the Zacks Categorized Aerospace-Defense Equipment industry, in last one year. However, Rockwell Collins derives a major portion of its revenues from overseas, which exposes it to the risk of currency fluctuations. Moreover, it lacks a stable alternative supplier for certain goods or services.”
  • 7/12/2017 – Rockwell Collins was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/6/2017 – Rockwell Collins was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.

Shares of Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL) opened at 125.75 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $20.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.96 and a beta of 0.78. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $110.61 and its 200-day moving average price is $102.21. Rockwell Collins, Inc. has a 1-year low of $78.54 and a 1-year high of $128.43.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last announced its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The aerospace company reported $1.64 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.58 by $0.06. Rockwell Collins had a return on equity of 26.20% and a net margin of 11.52%. The company had revenue of $2.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.04 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.63 EPS. Rockwell Collins’s revenue for the quarter was up 57.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Rockwell Collins, Inc. will post $6.08 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 5th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th will be issued a $0.33 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.05%. Rockwell Collins’s dividend payout ratio is currently 26.04%.

In related news, VP Jeffrey A. Standerski sold 6,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.44, for a total value of $683,172.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 10,519 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,140,680.36. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Over the last ninety days, insiders purchased 18,000 shares of company stock worth $1,480. 1.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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