Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Likely to Affect Rockwell Collins (COL) Stock Price

Headlines about Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rockwell Collins earned a news impact score of 0.19 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news articles about the aerospace company an impact score of 75 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted AlphaOne’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC increased their target price on Rockwell Collins from $115.00 to $122.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised Rockwell Collins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $118.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Deutsche Bank AG raised their price target on Rockwell Collins from $115.00 to $125.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 24th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reissued a “sell” rating and set a $91.00 price target on shares of Rockwell Collins in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, Cowen and Company raised their price target on Rockwell Collins from $112.00 to $115.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. Rockwell Collins presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $107.93.

Shares of Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) opened at 102.65 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $101.68 and its 200-day moving average price is $94.92. The firm has a market capitalization of $16.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.42 and a beta of 0.79. Rockwell Collins has a 12 month low of $78.54 and a 12 month high of $107.57.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last issued its earnings results on Friday, April 21st. The aerospace company reported $1.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.31 by $0.03. Rockwell Collins had a net margin of 13.97% and a return on equity of 35.84%. The business had revenue of $1.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.33 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.30 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Rockwell Collins will post $6.06 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.33 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 11th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.29%. Rockwell Collins’s payout ratio is 23.57%.

In other news, VP Douglas E. Stenske sold 2,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.60, for a total value of $226,780.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 6,956 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $685,861.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP David J. Nieuwsma sold 6,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.00, for a total transaction of $656,250.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have acquired 32,000 shares of company stock worth $2,820 and have sold 70,336 shares worth $6,990,703. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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Rockwell Collins Company Profile

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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