Investors purchased shares of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) on weakness during trading on Friday. $111.62 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $73.89 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $37.73 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Honeywell International had the 17th highest net in-flow for the day. Honeywell International traded down ($0.90) for the day and closed at $134.95

Several research firms recently commented on HON. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Honeywell International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, August 6th. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $150.00 price target (up from $140.00) on shares of Honeywell International in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of Honeywell International from $141.00 to $145.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Honeywell International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $155.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated a “neutral” rating and set a $139.00 price target (up from $131.00) on shares of Honeywell International in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Honeywell International currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $139.64.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $136.42 and a 200 day moving average price of $130.09. The stock has a market capitalization of $102.64 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.93 and a beta of 0.94.

Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 21st. The conglomerate reported $1.80 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.78 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $10.08 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.89 billion. Honeywell International had a return on equity of 26.60% and a net margin of 12.68%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.70 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Honeywell International Inc. will post $7.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be issued a $0.665 dividend. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th. Honeywell International’s payout ratio is presently 41.24%.

In other Honeywell International news, SVP Katherine L. Adams sold 116,021 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $131.70, for a total transaction of $15,279,965.70. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 286,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $37,692,408.30. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Timothy O. Mahoney sold 341,701 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $138.08, for a total value of $47,182,074.08. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 294,155 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $40,616,922.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 469,799 shares of company stock valued at $64,094,877. 1.56% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in HON. Hanson McClain Inc. increased its stake in shares of Honeywell International by 0.4% in the first quarter. Hanson McClain Inc. now owns 810 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 3 shares in the last quarter. Addison Capital Co increased its stake in shares of Honeywell International by 0.3% in the second quarter. Addison Capital Co now owns 2,643 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $352,000 after buying an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Weatherly Asset Management L. P. increased its stake in shares of Honeywell International by 0.3% in the first quarter. Weatherly Asset Management L. P. now owns 2,496 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $312,000 after buying an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Keel Point LLC increased its stake in shares of Honeywell International by 0.3% in the first quarter. Keel Point LLC now owns 3,487 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $435,000 after buying an additional 10 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Hudock Capital Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Honeywell International by 0.3% in the first quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 4,027 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $502,000 after buying an additional 14 shares in the last quarter. 76.49% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Honeywell International Company Profile

Honeywell International Inc is a technology and manufacturing company. The Company operates through four segments: Aerospace, Home and Building Technologies, Performance Materials and Technologies, and Safety and Productivity Solutions. The Company’s Aerospace segment supplies products, software and services for aircraft and vehicles that it sells to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers.

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