Is Rockwell Collins, Inc.’s Fuel For Real? The Stock Was Bought By Option Traders

 Is Rockwell Collins, Inc.'s Fuel For Real? The Stock Was Bought By Option Traders

In today’s session Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL) registered an unusually high (1,413) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious COL increase. With 1,413 contracts traded and 1444 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: COL170120C00095000 closed last at: $3.3 or 153.8% up. About 521,591 shares traded hands. Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) has declined 4.41% since April 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.33% the S&P500.

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 company was maintained on Friday, April 1 by Citigroup. As per Friday, August 26, the company rating was downgraded by Argus Research. On Wednesday, September 9 the stock rating was maintained by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 29 by Argus Research. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, September 21. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 25 report. The company was maintained on Monday, January 25 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, December 30 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Tuesday, October 25. The stock of Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, July 26.

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 2016 Q2. Its down 0.17, from 1.2 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, 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.
Dai Ichi Life accumulated 31,853 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Blackhill Capital Incorporated has 430 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Board reported 127,644 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. The Massachusetts-based Putnam Invests Limited Co has invested 0.03% in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL). Commerce Bankshares reported 15,658 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Blackrock Gru Limited holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) for 1.04M shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors holds 0.01% or 39,257 shares in its portfolio. Cambridge Inv Rech Advsr Incorporated last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Douglass Winthrop Advsrs Lc accumulated 14,429 shares or 0.09% of the stock. The Illinois-based Envestnet Asset Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL). Moreover, Nuveen Asset Ltd Liability Co has 0.09% invested in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) for 173,678 shares. Blackrock Fund Advsr has 2.51 million shares for 0.05% of their US portfolio. Reilly Fincl has 250 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. The Connecticut-based Timber Hill Ltd has invested 0% in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL). Manufacturers Life The holds 0.02% or 137,964 shares in its portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since June 6, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $2.73 million net activity. Another trade for 2,184 shares valued at $185,640 was made by JASPER PHILIP J on Monday, July 11. Another trade for 4,300 shares valued at $376,250 was made by STANDERSKI JEFFREY A. on Monday, June 6. $2.16M worth of shares were sold by Ortberg Robert Kelly on Monday, July 11.

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 $11.43 billion. The Company’s products and systems are focused on aviation applications. It has a 15.94 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: Bloomberg.com which released: “Rockwell Collins’ $6.4 Billion B/E Deal Is Bet on Smart Jets” on October 23, 2016. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 09, 2016” on November 08, 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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