Esterline Technologies Co. (NYSE:ESL) major shareholder Hawkeye Fund Fpa sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.63, for a total transaction of $453,780.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Shares of Esterline Technologies Co. (ESL) traded up $1.10 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $75.80. 168,800 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 160,700. Esterline Technologies Co. has a 52-week low of $68.30 and a 52-week high of $102.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,270.00, a P/E ratio of 18.27, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 1.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 2.03 and a current ratio of 3.25.

Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The aerospace company reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.53 by ($0.26). Esterline Technologies had a return on equity of 7.68% and a net margin of 5.86%. The firm had revenue of $531.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $540.55 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.96 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Esterline Technologies Co. will post 3.85 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on ESL. ValuEngine lowered shares of Esterline Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Canaccord Genuity cut their target price on shares of Esterline Technologies from $92.00 to $90.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 10th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Esterline Technologies in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Esterline Technologies from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton downgraded shares of Esterline Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Esterline Technologies presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $85.33.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Retirement Systems of Alabama lifted its holdings in shares of Esterline Technologies by 125.2% in the third quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 86,456 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $7,794,000 after buying an additional 48,073 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its stake in Esterline Technologies by 12.0% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 935,158 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $88,653,000 after purchasing an additional 100,543 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in Esterline Technologies by 4.3% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 373,946 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $35,449,000 after purchasing an additional 15,407 shares in the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Esterline Technologies in the third quarter valued at approximately $18,677,000. Finally, 1st Global Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in Esterline Technologies in the second quarter valued at approximately $736,000. 91.20% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Esterline Technologies

Esterline Technologies Corporation is a specialized manufacturing company. The Company designs, manufactures and markets engineered products and systems for application within the industries it serves. The Company operates through three segments: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials.

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