Rockwell Collins (COL) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Rockwell Collins earned a media sentiment score of 0.63 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the aerospace company an news buzz score of 1 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Rockwell Collins’ score:

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on COL. Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research report on Monday, September 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Rockwell Collins from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 1st. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Rockwell Collins has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $141.25.

Shares of NYSE:COL opened at $141.04 on Friday. Rockwell Collins has a one year low of $125.04 and a one year high of $142.98. The firm has a market cap of $23.18 billion, a PE ratio of 22.93, a P/E/G ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.65 and a quick ratio of 0.84.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 16th will be given a dividend of $0.33 per share. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 15th. Rockwell Collins’s payout ratio is 21.46%.

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About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins, Inc designs, produces, and supports communications and aviation systems worldwide. The company's Interior Systems segment offers commercial aircraft seats; galley structures, food and beverage preparation equipment, and water and waste systems; oxygen and passenger service equipment; cabin lighting systems; and business jet and general aviation interior products.

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