Rockwell Collins, Inc. Has Another Very Negative Options Trading Session

 Rockwell Collins, Inc. Has Another Very Negative Options Trading Session

In today’s session Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL) recorded an unusually high (831) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 put, expecting serious COL decrease. With 831 contracts traded and 3894 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: COL161216P00080000 closed last at: $1.55 or 13.9% down. About 590,656 shares traded hands. Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) has declined 8.85% since March 30, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.87% the S&P500.

Analysts await Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) to report earnings on November, 4. They expect $1.57 earnings per share, up 13.77% or $0.19 from last year’s $1.38 per share. COL’s profit will be $206.16 million for 13.28 P/E if the $1.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.63 actual earnings per share 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. Rockwell Collins has been the topic of 21 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, April 1. As per Tuesday, July 26, the company rating was downgraded by Canaccord Genuity. On Friday, August 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Argus Research to “Hold”. Argus Research maintained the shares of COL in a report on Wednesday, July 29 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 6 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. The stock of Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 25. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 21. Canaccord Genuity maintained Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) on Monday, September 21 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity.

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.
Carroll Fincl Assocs Inc accumulated 554 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Underhill Invest Management Limited owns 138,425 shares or 6.36% of their US portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 42,240 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Com Of Vermont accumulated 79 shares or 0% of the stock. King Luther Capital Mgmt holds 0.87% of its portfolio in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) for 1.05M shares. Ladenburg Thalmann Fin Services accumulated 0.02% or 12,802 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Ltd Com has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL). Norinchukin State Bank The accumulated 0.01% or 6,828 shares. Federated Investors Pa accumulated 667 shares or 0% of the stock. Toronto Dominion Fincl Bank reported 2,446 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The Florida-based Raymond James Na has invested 0.03% in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL). Notis last reported 0.14% of its portfolio in the stock. Pnc Finance Svcs Group Inc holds 0.01% or 88,310 shares in its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insur The has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL). Gam Hldg Ag holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) for 7,634 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since June 6, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $2.73 million net activity. $376,250 worth of shares were sold by STANDERSKI JEFFREY A. on Monday, June 6. The insider JASPER PHILIP J sold 2,184 shares worth $185,640. 25,474 Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) shares with value of $2.16 million were sold by Ortberg Robert Kelly.

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 $10.95 billion. The Company’s products and systems are focused on aviation applications. It has a 15.13 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 recent Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) news were published by: Wsj.com which released: “Rockwell Collins in Advanced Talks to Purchase B/E Aerospace for $6.5 Billion” on October 23, 2016. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Concerns About Rockwell Collins’ Acquisition Of B/E Aerospace Appear Overblown” on October 30, 2016. Law360.com‘s news article titled: “Rockwell Collins To Acquire B/E Aerospace For $8.3B” with publication date: October 24, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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