Equities analysts expect Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) to post earnings of $0.81 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have provided estimates for Amphenol’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.83 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.80. Amphenol posted earnings per share of $0.75 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 8%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report before the market opens on Wednesday, January 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Amphenol will report full-year earnings of $3.21 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.20 to $3.22. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $3.44 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.37 to $3.58. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Amphenol.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The electronics maker reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $1.84 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.74 billion. Amphenol had a net margin of 14.73% and a return on equity of 25.63%. Amphenol’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.73 earnings per share.

Several equities analysts have commented on APH shares. Deutsche Bank increased their target price on shares of Amphenol from $95.00 to $96.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Cowen reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $95.00 target price (up from $85.00) on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Bank of America raised shares of Amphenol from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on shares of Amphenol from $78.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Amphenol presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $89.60.

In other Amphenol news, Director Diana G. Reardon sold 503,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.73, for a total transaction of $45,637,190.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 260,000 shares in the company, valued at $23,589,800. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Richard Adam Norwitt sold 220,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.10, for a total transaction of $18,942,000.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 216,492 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $18,639,961.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 849,000 shares of company stock valued at $75,518,690 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 2.51% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in APH. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Amphenol in the third quarter valued at about $3,008,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Amphenol in the second quarter valued at about $392,000. Whittier Trust Co. lifted its stake in shares of Amphenol by 3,390.3% in the third quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 89,352 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $7,563,000 after buying an additional 86,792 shares during the period. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Amphenol by 1.3% in the third quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 268,024 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $22,685,000 after buying an additional 3,402 shares during the period. Finally, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL bought a new stake in shares of Amphenol in the third quarter valued at about $13,263,000. Institutional investors own 96.55% of the company’s stock.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) opened at $91.83 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.04, a quick ratio of 2.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. The company has a market cap of $28,039.28, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.25, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.81. Amphenol has a 1 year low of $66.00 and a 1 year high of $91.94.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th were issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 15th. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 24.20%.

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About Amphenol

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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