Analysts expect Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) to report $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for Amphenol Corporation’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.71 and the highest is $0.72. Amphenol Corporation posted earnings per share of $0.65 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 10.8%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report before the market opens on Wednesday, July 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Amphenol Corporation will report full-year earnings of $2.95 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.91 to $2.97. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $3.18 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.10 to $3.23. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Amphenol Corporation.

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The electronics maker reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.53 billion. Amphenol Corporation had a net margin of 13.93% and a return on equity of 24.24%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.59 earnings per share.

Several equities analysts have commented on APH shares. Cowen and Company started coverage on Amphenol Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, March 21st. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $85.00 price objective on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG upped their price objective on Amphenol Corporation from $70.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price objective on Amphenol Corporation from $75.00 to $77.00 and gave the company a “top pick” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on Amphenol Corporation from $64.00 to $72.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Amphenol Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Amphenol Corporation presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $77.00.

Shares of Amphenol Corporation (APH) opened at 75.78 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $23.16 billion, a PE ratio of 26.88 and a beta of 0.76. Amphenol Corporation has a 12-month low of $55.13 and a 12-month high of $76.67. The company has a 50-day moving average of $73.73 and a 200 day moving average of $70.25.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 19th will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 15th. Amphenol Corporation’s payout ratio is 22.70%.

In other news, SVP Zachary W. Raley sold 432,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.12, for a total transaction of $32,019,840.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 144,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,673,280. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP Martin Booker sold 46,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.42, for a total value of $3,469,320.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 20,400 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,538,568. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 893,000 shares of company stock worth $66,184,060 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 2.92% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Amphenol Corporation during the first quarter worth about $105,000. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC increased its position in Amphenol Corporation by 300.0% in the first quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 1,600 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. Israel Discount Bank of New York GFN purchased a new position in Amphenol Corporation during the fourth quarter worth about $117,000. Israel Discount Bank of New York purchased a new position in Amphenol Corporation during the first quarter worth about $121,000. Finally, Pinnacle Bank purchased a new position in Amphenol Corporation during the first quarter worth about $122,000. 97.05% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Amphenol Corporation Company Profile

Amphenol Corporation (Amphenol) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor- based products, and coaxial and specialty cable. The Company operates through two segments, which include Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions.

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