A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL):

  • 10/23/2017 – Rockwell Collins was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $151.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Rockwell Collins continues to be the foremost global supplier of communications and avionics equipment for both commercial and military customers. A diversified portfolio, comprising both commercial and government customers, protects it from risks of reduced orders from either customer class. Notably, Rockwell Collins outperformed the broader industry in last year. Moreover, the company  follows a strategic acquisition program, which in turn boosts its inorganic growth trajectory. However, the company derives a major portion of its revenues from overseas, which exposes it to the risk of currency fluctuations.”
  • 10/16/2017 – Rockwell Collins was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Rockwell Collins continues to be the foremost global supplier of communications and avionics equipment for both commercial and military customers. A diversified portfolio, comprising both commercial and government customers, protects it from risks of reduced orders from either customer class. Notably, Rockwell Collins outperformed the broader industry in last year. However, the company derives a major portion of its revenues from overseas, which exposes it to the risk of currency fluctuations. Moreover, it lacks a stable alternative supplier for certain goods or services. Also, Rockwell Collins generates majority of revenues from fixed-price contracts, exposing its bottom line to cost over-runs.”
  • 10/10/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/6/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/3/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $115.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/2/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc..
  • 10/2/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Rockwell Collins derives a major portion of its revenues from overseas, which exposes it to the risk of currency fluctuations. Moreover, it lacks a stable alternative supplier for certain goods or services. Also, Rockwell Collins generates majority of revenues from fixed-price contracts, exposing its bottom line to cost over-runs. Notably, Rockwell Collins underperformed the broader industry, in last month. However, the company continues to be the foremost global supplier of communications and avionics equipment for both commercial and military customers. A diversified portfolio, comprising both commercial and government customers, protects it from risks of reduced orders from either customer class.”
  • 10/2/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 9/13/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/11/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. They now have a $137.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/6/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 9/6/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at Drexel Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 9/6/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at Seaport Global Securities from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • 9/6/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at Wolfe Research from an “outperform” rating to a “peer perform” rating.
  • 9/5/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Buckingham Research.
  • 9/5/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at Vertical Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $143.00.
  • 9/5/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/5/2017 – Rockwell Collins was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $125.00. They wrote, “Date and time of first dissemination: September 05, 2017, 04:40 ET Date and time of production: September 05, 2017, 04:40 ET Target Price / Valuation Methodology: Rockwell Collins – COL Our price target of $125 is based on the blend of a 17x EPS and a 11x EBITDA, applied to our FY18 estimates. Risks to achieving Target Price / Valuation: Rockwell Collins – COL Key risks to our COL investment thesis include the following: commercial aircraft development programs and timing; production rates and schedules; airline maintenance spending and upgrade schedules; mandates and discretionary aftermarket spending; used material and its impact on demand and pricing; passenger traffic; business jet production schedules; fuel and commodity prices; interest rates and the availability of financing for business jet and commercial transport aircraft purchases; military spending; federal deficit reduction plans and implementation; international defense spending; troop levels in Afghanistan and military activity. Distribution of Ratings: Global Stock Ratings (as of 09/05/17) Rating Coverage Universe IB Clients # % % Buy 591 60.68% 39.59% Hold 276 28.34% 23.55% Sell 23 2.36% 8.70% Speculative Buy 84 8.62% 70.24% 974* 100.0% *Total includes stocks that are Under Review Canaccord Genuity Ratings System BUY: The stock is expected to generate risk-adjusted returns of over 10% during the next 12 months. HOLD: The stock is expected to generate risk-adjusted returns of 0-10% during the next 12 months. SELL: The stock is expected to generate negative risk-adjusted returns during the next 12 months. NOT RATED: Canaccord Genuity does not provide research coverage of the relevant issuer.””
  • 9/3/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $115.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – Rockwell Collins had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group.
  • 9/1/2017 – Rockwell Collins was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.

Shares of Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) opened at 134.99 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $21.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.79 and a beta of 0.73. The company’s 50-day moving average is $132.13 and its 200-day moving average is $115.41. Rockwell Collins, Inc. has a 52-week low of $79.21 and a 52-week high of $135.38.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The aerospace company reported $1.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.58 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $2.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.04 billion. Rockwell Collins had a return on equity of 17.95% and a net margin of 8.55%. The firm’s revenue was up 57.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.63 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Rockwell Collins, Inc. will post $6.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Harlan Donnley Meade purchased 1,666,667 shares of Rockwell Collins stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $0.06 per share, for a total transaction of $100,000.02. 1.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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