Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) Shares Bought by Bank of America Corp DE

Bank of America Corp DE grew its position in shares of Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APHGet Rating) by 0.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,011,109 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 24,383 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE owned approximately 0.50% of Amphenol worth $226,888,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in APH. Prospera Financial Services Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Amphenol during the first quarter worth $30,000. Riverview Trust Co purchased a new stake in shares of Amphenol during the first quarter worth $34,000. Tcwp LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Amphenol during the first quarter worth $36,000. Valley National Advisers Inc. increased its position in shares of Amphenol by 124.9% during the first quarter. Valley National Advisers Inc. now owns 497 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $37,000 after acquiring an additional 276 shares during the period. Finally, NuWave Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Amphenol during the first quarter worth $38,000. 93.50% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Amphenol Stock Performance

Shares of APH stock opened at $72.15 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $74.18 and its two-hundred day moving average is $71.67. The firm has a market cap of $42.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.23, a PEG ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.25. Amphenol Co. has a 1 year low of $61.67 and a 1 year high of $88.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 1.65 and a current ratio of 2.45.

Amphenol (NYSE:APHGet Rating) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The electronics maker reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.07. Amphenol had a net margin of 15.00% and a return on equity of 27.28%. The business had revenue of $3.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.94 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.61 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 18.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Amphenol Co. will post 2.94 earnings per share for the current year.

Amphenol Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 19th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.11%. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 27.97%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

APH has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. UBS Group upped their price objective on Amphenol from $88.00 to $93.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Amphenol from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $83.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 14th. The Goldman Sachs Group dropped their target price on Amphenol from $87.00 to $83.00 in a report on Wednesday, June 1st. StockNews.com raised Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 16th. Finally, Cowen dropped their target price on Amphenol from $80.00 to $73.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, Amphenol currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $83.90.

Insider Transactions at Amphenol

In other news, VP Lance E. D’amico sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.93, for a total transaction of $1,538,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 25,700 shares in the company, valued at $1,977,101. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. In related news, insider Jean-Luc Gavelle sold 122,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.44, for a total value of $9,447,680.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Lance E. D’amico sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.93, for a total transaction of $1,538,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 25,700 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,977,101. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

About Amphenol

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Amphenol Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, primarily designs, manufactures, and markets electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors in the United States, China, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Harsh Environment Solutions, Communications Solutions, and Interconnect and Sensor Systems.

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