Brown Advisory Inc. increased its stake in Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) by 188.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 31,195 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 20,364 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in Rockwell Collins were worth $2,656,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of COL. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC raised its position in Rockwell Collins by 19.8% in the second quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC now owns 35,636 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,034,000 after buying an additional 5,900 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in Rockwell Collins by 9.0% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,135,941 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,544,000 after buying an additional 93,382 shares during the last quarter. National Pension Service raised its position in Rockwell Collins by 4.6% in the first quarter. National Pension Service now owns 90,068 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,305,000 after buying an additional 3,942 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank raised its position in Rockwell Collins by 7.6% in the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 367,532 shares of the company’s stock valued at $31,292,000 after buying an additional 26,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in Rockwell Collins by 1.9% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 552,079 shares of the company’s stock valued at $50,904,000 after buying an additional 10,504 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.45% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) traded up 1.28% on Thursday, reaching $84.54. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 106,165 shares. Rockwell Collins Inc. has a one year low of $76.03 and a one year high of $95.11. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $83.95 and a 200 day moving average price of $87.36. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.98 billion, a PE ratio of 15.93 and a beta of 0.62.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $1.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.59 by $0.04. Rockwell Collins had a return on equity of 37.06% and a net margin of 13.54%. The business had revenue of $1.33 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.35 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.33 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Rockwell Collins Inc. will post $5.50 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 15th were paid a dividend of $0.33 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 11th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.58%. Rockwell Collins’s dividend payout ratio is 24.81%.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on COL. Argus lowered Rockwell Collins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rockwell Collins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. Morgan Stanley began coverage on Rockwell Collins in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. They issued an “equal weight” rating on the stock. Finally, Canaccord Genuity lowered Rockwell Collins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $100.00 to $94.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Rockwell Collins presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $91.00.

In other news, CEO Robert Kelly Ortberg sold 25,474 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.97, for a total transaction of $2,164,525.78. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Bruce Michael King sold 3,174 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 14th. The shares were 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. Insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

Rockwell Collins Company Profile

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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