Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) saw strong trading volume on Friday . 1,367,718 shares traded hands 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.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Rockwell Collins in a report on Saturday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Rockwell Collins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 29th. Credit Suisse Group AG lifted their price objective on Rockwell Collins from $68.00 to $73.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, March 28th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price objective (up from $82.00) on shares of Rockwell Collins in a report on Monday, March 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $96.00 price objective (up from $94.00) on shares of Rockwell Collins in a report on Saturday, April 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $93.54.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $85.79 and a 200 day moving average price of $87.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.09 billion and a P/E ratio of 16.97.

In other news, VP Jeffrey A. Standerski sold 4,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.50, for a total value of $376,250.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 8,088 shares in the company, valued at approximately $707,700. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Bruce Michael King sold 3,174 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.48, for a total value of $271,313.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds have modified their holdings of the company. Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its stake in shares of Rockwell Collins by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 12,780 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,180,000 after buying an additional 477 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Rockwell Collins by 17.8% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 13,555 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,251,000 after buying an additional 2,048 shares during the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Rockwell Collins by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 14,665 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,354,000 after buying an additional 302 shares during the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. increased its stake in shares of 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. increased its stake in shares of Rockwell Collins by 5.7% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 17,468 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,612,000 after buying an additional 941 shares during 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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