Investors sold shares of Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) on strength during trading on Thursday. $21.10 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $57.86 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $36.76 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Rockwell Collins had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Rockwell Collins traded up $0.87 for the day and closed at $85.22

Several research firms have commented on COL. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Rockwell Collins in a report on Saturday, April 2nd. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $96.00 price objective (up from $94.00) on shares of Rockwell Collins in a report on Saturday, April 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Rockwell Collins from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $71.00 price objective (down from $74.00) on shares of Rockwell Collins in a report on Friday, April 22nd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity cut shares of Rockwell Collins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $100.00 to $94.00 in a research report on Tuesday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.77.

The firm has a market capitalization of $11.07 billion and a PE ratio of 16.06. The company has a 50-day moving average of $85.30 and a 200 day moving average of $87.49.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $1.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.59 by $0.04. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.33 EPS. The firm earned $1.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.35 billion. The company’s revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Rockwell Collins Inc. will post $5.50 EPS for the current year.

In related news, CEO Robert Kelly Ortberg sold 25,474 shares of Rockwell Collins stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.97, for a total value of $2,164,525.78. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, COO Philip J. Jasper sold 2,184 shares of Rockwell Collins stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.00, for a total value of $185,640.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised 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 period. Advantus Capital Management Inc raised 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 period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. raised 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 period. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd raised its stake in shares of Rockwell Collins by 3.8% in the fourth quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 37,988 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,506,000 after buying an additional 1,390 shares during the period. Finally, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Rockwell Collins by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. now owns 192,977 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,999,000 after buying an additional 1,557 shares during the period.

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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