Rockwell Collins (COL) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media stories about Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) have trended positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rockwell Collins earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.3786014409345 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Rockwell Collins from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $140.00 price target on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Rockwell Collins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $115.00 price target on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Rockwell Collins has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $129.01.

Shares of Rockwell Collins (NYSE COL) opened at $137.83 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10. Rockwell Collins has a fifty-two week low of $88.80 and a fifty-two week high of $138.14. The firm has a market capitalization of $22,569.13, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.83, a P/E/G ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 0.72.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The aerospace company reported $1.80 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.80. Rockwell Collins had a return on equity of 22.00% and a net margin of 10.33%. The firm had revenue of $2.19 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.23 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.58 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 51.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Rockwell Collins will post 7.15 EPS for the current year.

In related news, CFO Patrick E. Allen sold 25,410 shares of Rockwell Collins stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $135.02, for a total transaction of $3,430,858.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP Tatum J. Buse sold 19,170 shares of Rockwell Collins stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $135.36, for a total value of $2,594,851.20. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 3,722 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $503,809.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 571,812 shares of company stock valued at $77,350,247. 1.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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