Rockwell Collins, Inc. Stock Price Could Go Up After Today’s Bullish Options Activity

 Rockwell Collins, Inc. Stock Price Could Go Up After Today's Bullish Options Activity

In today’s session Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL) registered an unusually high (332) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 call, expecting serious COL increase. With 332 contracts traded and 1454 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: COL161118C00085000 closed last at: $1.95 or 18.2% up. About 113,431 shares traded hands. Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) has declined 7.12% since March 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.71% the S&P500.

Analysts await Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) to report earnings on November, 4. They expect $1.57 EPS, up 13.77% or $0.19 from last year’s $1.38 per share. COL’s profit will be $200.48 million for 13.38 P/E if the $1.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.63 actual EPS reported by Rockwell Collins, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.68% negative EPS growth.

Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) Ratings Coverage

Out of 10 analysts covering Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL), 5 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 5 “Hold”. This means 50% are positive. $108 is the highest target while $90 is the lowest. The $96.91 average target is 15.33% above today’s ($84.03) stock price. Rockwell Collins has been the topic of 20 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. Argus Research maintained Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) on Wednesday, July 29 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Buy”. As per Friday, April 1, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. As per Monday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 26 by Argus Research. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, January 25 report. On Thursday, October 6 the stock rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, December 30 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT given on Wednesday, September 9.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Rockwell Collins, Inc. is a world leader in providing aviation electronics and airborne and mobile communications products and systems for commercial and military applications.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.17, from 1.2 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 31 funds sold all Rockwell Collins, Inc. shares owned while 153 reduced positions. 42 funds bought stakes while 148 increased positions. They now own 93.25 million shares or 4.56% less from 97.71 million shares in 2016Q1.
First Republic Inv Mngmt Incorporated has 16,706 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Capstone Asset Management last reported 0.04% of its portfolio in the stock. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Ltd Com holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) for 173,678 shares. The South Africa-based Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited has invested 0.07% in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL). Waldron Ltd Partnership last reported 0.09% of its portfolio in the stock. Hsbc Public Ltd has 0.03% invested in the company for 110,575 shares. Ariel Invs Limited Co owns 304,862 shares or 0.33% of their US portfolio. First Foundation has 0.03% invested in the company for 4,500 shares. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Lc holds 0.06% or 43,417 shares in its portfolio. Johnson Financial has 343 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Carroll Fin Assocs has 554 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. The California-based Nelson Roberts Inv Advsr Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL). Rothschild Asset Management has 4,307 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Aviva Public Ltd holds 117,983 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 17,107 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since June 6, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $2.73 million net activity. $2.16M worth of Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) was sold by Ortberg Robert Kelly. On Monday, July 11 the insider JASPER PHILIP J sold $185,640. 4,300 shares were sold by STANDERSKI JEFFREY A., worth $376,250 on Monday, June 6.

Rockwell Collins, Inc. is engaged in design, production and support of communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military clients around the world. The company has a market cap of $10.73 billion. The Company’s products and systems are focused on aviation applications. It has a 15.82 P/E ratio. It operates in two divisions: Government Systems and Commercial Systems.

COL Company Profile

Rockwell Collins, Inc., incorporated on March 1, 2001, is engaged in design, production and support of communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military clients around the world. The Company’s products and systems are focused on aviation applications. The integrated system solutions and products it provides to its served markets include communications, navigation, automated flight control, displays/surveillance, simulation and training, integrated electronics and information management systems. The Firm also provides a range of services and support to its clients through a network of service centers, including equipment repair and overhaul, service parts, field service engineering, training, technical information services and aftermarket used equipment sales. The Firm operates in two divisions: Government Systems and Commercial Systems. The Firm enables wireless distribution of digital information aboard the aircraft. The Company, through its portfolio of cabin services and products, allows airlines to stream video content to more than 250 passengers simultaneously.

More notable recent Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “Delayed Boeing Payments Pinch Cash at Rockwell Collins, GKN” on July 25, 2016, also Profitconfidential.com with their article: “Rockwell Collins, Inc.: This Is Why COL Stock Could Hit New Highs” published on September 08, 2016, Wsj.com published: “Boeing Is ‘Delinquent’ on Payments, Says Supplier Rockwell Collins” on July 25, 2016. More interesting news about Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: “Rockwell Collins Falls After Supplier Snag Clips Earnings” published on January 22, 2016 as well as Thestreet.com‘s news article titled: “ROCKWELL COLLINS INC (COL) Earnings Report: Q1 2016 Conference Call Transcript” with publication date: April 21, 2016.

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