Stephens Inc. AR Has $4.47 Million Stock Holdings in Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH)

Stephens Inc. AR decreased its position in shares of Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 46,593 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after selling 418 shares during the period. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in Amphenol were worth $4,470,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of APH. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Amphenol by 1.0% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 22,446,541 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $2,119,851,000 after purchasing an additional 218,718 shares during the last quarter. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt lifted its stake in Amphenol by 3.6% in the 2nd quarter. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt now owns 4,335,000 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $415,770,000 after purchasing an additional 150,000 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Amphenol by 8.5% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 4,289,635 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $346,993,000 after purchasing an additional 337,756 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC lifted its stake in Amphenol by 6.5% in the 1st quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,672,111 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $252,354,000 after purchasing an additional 164,202 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mawer Investment Management Ltd. lifted its stake in Amphenol by 7.3% in the 1st quarter. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. now owns 1,998,960 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $188,782,000 after purchasing an additional 136,350 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.31% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently commented on APH shares. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on shares of Amphenol from $108.00 to $104.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 25th. Wells Fargo & Co dropped their price objective on shares of Amphenol from $115.00 to $105.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 25th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 24th. Evercore ISI started coverage on shares of Amphenol in a research note on Wednesday, June 5th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $102.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Longbow Research downgraded shares of Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $94.30 price objective for the company. in a research note on Monday, June 17th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $104.41.

Shares of APH stock traded up $1.89 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $86.28. 37,109 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,829,728. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $94.12 and its 200 day simple moving average is $94.77. The stock has a market cap of $26.18 billion, a PE ratio of 22.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 1.02. Amphenol Co. has a 12 month low of $74.95 and a 12 month high of $105.51. The company has a quick ratio of 1.44, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 24th. The electronics maker reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.93 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $2.02 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.01 billion. Amphenol had a net margin of 14.54% and a return on equity of 29.08%. Amphenol’s revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.90 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Amphenol Co. will post 3.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 16th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.16%. This is an increase from Amphenol’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.40%.

Amphenol Profile

Amphenol Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, primarily designs, manufactures, and markets 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, busbars, and distribution systems; and other connectors.

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