Sandy Spring Bank lifted its position in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) by 1.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 30,625 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after buying an additional 355 shares during the quarter. Sandy Spring Bank’s holdings in Honeywell International were worth $5,421,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in HON. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Honeywell International by 3.7% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 44,949,545 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $7,847,743,000 after buying an additional 1,623,768 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in Honeywell International by 2.4% during the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 29,784,808 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $5,271,911,000 after purchasing an additional 699,644 shares during the period. Johanson Financial Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Honeywell International by 17,788.6% during the fourth quarter. Johanson Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 489,968 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $2,768,000 after purchasing an additional 487,229 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D boosted its position in Honeywell International by 75.0% during the third quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 568,800 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $96,241,000 after purchasing an additional 243,800 shares during the period. Finally, Artemis Investment Management LLP bought a new stake in Honeywell International during the fourth quarter worth approximately $35,289,000. 75.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of HON traded up $0.63 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $180.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 159,341 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,661,138. Honeywell International Inc. has a one year low of $149.96 and a one year high of $184.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a current ratio of 1.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $126.44 billion, a PE ratio of 21.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 1.09. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $177.87 and its two-hundred day moving average is $172.26.

Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 31st. The conglomerate reported $2.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.04 by $0.02. Honeywell International had a return on equity of 32.21% and a net margin of 16.73%. The company had revenue of $9.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.62 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.91 earnings per share. Honeywell International’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Honeywell International Inc. will post 8.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 28th will be given a $0.90 dividend. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.99%. Honeywell International’s dividend payout ratio is 44.12%.

HON has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Honeywell International in a research report on Sunday, February 2nd. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Citigroup decreased their target price on Honeywell International from $197.00 to $196.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 3rd. Bank of America upped their target price on Honeywell International from $185.00 to $203.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 26th. Credit Suisse Group decreased their target price on Honeywell International from $195.00 to $190.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 3rd. Finally, UBS Group initiated coverage on Honeywell International in a research report on Thursday, December 12th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $192.00 target price for the company. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Honeywell International has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $193.00.

About Honeywell International

Honeywell International Inc operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment supplies products, software, and services for aircrafts and vehicles. This segment offers auxiliary power units, propulsion engines, integrated avionics, environmental control and electric power systems, engine controls, flight safety, communications, navigation hardware, data and software applications, radar and surveillance systems, aircraft lighting, advanced systems and instruments, satellite and space components, and aircraft wheels and brakes; spare parts; repair, overhaul, and maintenance services; and connected solutions and data services for the aftermarket, as well as provides wireless connectivity and management and technical services.

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