Captrust Financial Advisors boosted its holdings in Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) by 44.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,125 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 652 shares during the quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors’ holdings in Amphenol were worth $173,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of APH. Lindbrook Capital LLC purchased a new position in Amphenol in the 4th quarter worth about $35,000. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust raised its position in Amphenol by 189.4% in the 4th quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 547 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $45,000 after buying an additional 358 shares during the last quarter. Bremer Trust National Association purchased a new position in Amphenol in the 4th quarter worth about $46,000. Athena Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Amphenol in the 4th quarter worth about $48,000. Finally, Johnson Financial Group Inc. purchased a new position in Amphenol in the 4th quarter worth about $67,000. 95.43% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on APH. ValuEngine lowered Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 31st. Finally, Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $107.00 target price (up previously from $103.00) on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Thursday, February 7th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $104.00.

In other news, VP Jean-Luc Gavelle sold 31,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.00, for a total transaction of $2,914,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 31,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,914,000. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Martin H. Loeffler sold 11,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.30, for a total transaction of $1,048,300.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 249,951 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $23,820,330.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 52,000 shares of company stock valued at $4,916,500 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.34% of the company’s stock.

NYSE APH opened at $95.42 on Friday. Amphenol Co. has a 52 week low of $74.95 and a 52 week high of $97.56. The stock has a market cap of $28.12 billion, a PE ratio of 25.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a quick ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 1.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 23rd. The electronics maker reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.07. Amphenol had a net margin of 14.69% and a return on equity of 29.82%. The firm had revenue of $2.22 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.09 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.86 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts forecast that Amphenol Co. will post 3.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 10th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 19th will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 18th. Amphenol’s payout ratio is currently 24.40%.

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Amphenol Company Profile

Amphenol Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors worldwide. It operates through two segments, Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions. The Interconnect Products and Assemblies segment offers connector and connector systems, including fiber optic, harsh environment, high-speed, and radio frequency interconnect products, as well as antennas; power interconnect products, bus bars, and distribution systems; and other connectors.

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