WINTON GROUP Ltd trimmed its position in Amphenol (NYSE:APH) by 45.7% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,360 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after selling 2,828 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in Amphenol were worth $295,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Amphenol by 2.1% during the 3rd quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 76,035 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $6,436,000 after buying an additional 1,574 shares in the last quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. lifted its stake in Amphenol by 6.5% in the 3rd quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 25,668 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $2,173,000 after purchasing an additional 1,563 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in shares of Amphenol by 17.3% during the 3rd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 203,497 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $16,856,000 after buying an additional 30,073 shares in the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc raised its position in shares of Amphenol by 2.0% during the 3rd quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 30,016 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $2,541,000 after buying an additional 575 shares in the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of Amphenol by 5.6% during the 3rd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 977,892 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $82,769,000 after buying an additional 52,200 shares in the last quarter. 96.55% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on APH shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Amphenol in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $89.00 target price (up from $82.00) on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of Amphenol from $87.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $92.00.
APH opened at $82.57 on Friday. Amphenol has a 1-year low of $68.57 and a 1-year high of $93.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 2.95 and a quick ratio of 2.25. The company has a market capitalization of $25,963.07, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.46, a PEG ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 0.83.
Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The electronics maker reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $1.94 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.80 billion. Amphenol had a net margin of 9.28% and a return on equity of 26.09%. Amphenol’s revenue was up 17.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.75 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Amphenol will post 3.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 10th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 16th. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 24.36%.
In other Amphenol news, Director John R. Lord sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Sunday, September 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.47, for a total transaction of $124,940.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 38,677 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,416,152.19. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Lance E. D’amico sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.07, for a total transaction of $920,700.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.51% of the company’s stock.
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Amphenol Company Profile
Amphenol Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors worldwide. It operates through two segments, Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions. The Interconnect Products and Assemblies segment offers connector and connector systems, including fiber optic, harsh environment, high-speed, and radio frequency interconnect products, as well as antennas; power interconnect products, bus bars, and distribution systems; and other connectors.
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