Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 1,367,718 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 50% from the previous session’s volume of 909,145 shares.The stock last traded at $85.19 and had previously closed at $85.72.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on COL. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research note on Saturday, April 2nd. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $96.00 price target (up previously from $94.00) on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research note on Saturday, April 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Rockwell Collins from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $71.00 price target (down previously from $74.00) on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research note on Friday, April 22nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG raised their price target on Rockwell Collins from $68.00 to $73.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, March 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $93.54.

The company has a market capitalization of $11.09 billion and a PE ratio of 16.97. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $85.79 and its 200 day moving average is $87.65.

In related news, COO Philip J. Jasper sold 2,184 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.00, for a total value of $185,640.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Jeffrey A. Standerski sold 4,300 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.50, for a total value of $376,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 8,088 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $707,700. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors recently bought and sold shares of COL. State of Tennessee Treasury Department boosted its stake in Rockwell Collins by 250.8% in the fourth quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 206,006 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,015,000 after buying an additional 147,282 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in Rockwell Collins by 34.2% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 71,926 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,639,000 after buying an additional 18,347 shares in the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its stake in Rockwell Collins by 78.1% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 16,743 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,545,000 after buying an additional 7,343 shares in the last quarter. WBI Investments Inc. bought a new stake in Rockwell Collins during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $7,113,000. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Rockwell Collins by 18.4% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 43,886 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,051,000 after buying an additional 6,831 shares in the last quarter.

Rockwell Collins, Inc is engaged in design, production and support of communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military customers around the world. The Company’s products and systems are focused on aviation applications. It operates in two segments: Government Systems and Commercial Systems.

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