Rockwell Collins (COL) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rockwell Collins earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.9565882227381 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Rockwell Collins (NYSE COL) traded down $0.34 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $132.27. 892,532 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,138,843. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a current ratio of 1.55. Rockwell Collins has a 1-year low of $87.48 and a 1-year high of $136.50. The firm has a market cap of $21,547.39, a PE ratio of 22.12, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.73.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The aerospace company reported $1.80 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.80. Rockwell Collins had a net margin of 10.33% and a return on equity of 22.00%. The business had revenue of $2.19 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.23 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.58 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 51.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Rockwell Collins will post 7.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 4th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a $0.33 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.00%. Rockwell Collins’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 27.62%.

COL has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Canaccord Genuity upgraded shares of Rockwell Collins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $108.00 to $125.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Morgan Stanley set a $135.00 price objective on shares of Rockwell Collins and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Vertical Research upgraded shares of Rockwell Collins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $130.00 to $143.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Rockwell Collins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Rockwell Collins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $151.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Rockwell Collins currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $128.85.

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In related news, Director Harlan Donnley Meade bought 1,666,667 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $0.06 per share, with a total value of $100,000.02. Also, VP Tatum J. Buse sold 19,170 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $135.36, for a total transaction of $2,594,851.20. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 3,722 shares in the company, valued at approximately $503,809.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 533,747 shares of company stock worth $72,229,429. 1.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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