Fairfield Bush & CO. Increases Stock Holdings in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON)
Fairfield Bush & CO. lifted its stake in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) by 21.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 18,429 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,300 shares during the quarter. Honeywell International comprises 1.0% of Fairfield Bush & CO.’s portfolio, making the stock its 28th biggest holding. Fairfield Bush & CO.’s holdings in Honeywell International were worth $2,466,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in HON. Orser Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Honeywell International by 2.6% in the 4th quarter. Orser Capital Management LLC now owns 5,856 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $1,033,000 after purchasing an additional 151 shares during the period. Savant Capital LLC lifted its stake in shares of Honeywell International by 12.9% during the 4th quarter. Savant Capital LLC now owns 5,918 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $1,047,000 after acquiring an additional 675 shares during the last quarter. GWM Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Honeywell International by 13.3% during the 4th quarter. GWM Advisors LLC now owns 30,331 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $5,368,000 after acquiring an additional 3,565 shares during the last quarter. Ledyard National Bank lifted its stake in shares of Honeywell International by 15.4% during the 4th quarter. Ledyard National Bank now owns 7,103 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $1,257,000 after acquiring an additional 950 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tarbox Family Office Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Honeywell International by 266.2% during the 4th quarter. Tarbox Family Office Inc. now owns 1,366 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $242,000 after acquiring an additional 993 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 76.51% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on HON shares. Langenberg & Company reissued a “buy” rating and set a $165.00 price target on shares of Honeywell International in a research note on Friday, May 1st. Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price on Honeywell International from $148.00 to $158.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 4th. HSBC raised Honeywell International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $138.00 to $158.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their target price on Honeywell International from $155.00 to $145.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 5th. Finally, Atlantic Securities lowered Honeywell International from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $158.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, March 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $156.47.
Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) last issued its earnings results on Friday, May 1st. The conglomerate reported $2.21 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.96 by $0.25. Honeywell International had a return on equity of 33.60% and a net margin of 17.38%. The firm had revenue of $8.46 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.56 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.92 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Honeywell International Inc. will post 6.93 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 5th. Investors of record on Friday, May 15th will be issued a $0.90 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 14th. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.35%. Honeywell International’s payout ratio is 44.12%.
About Honeywell International
Honeywell International Inc operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment supplies products, software, and services for aircrafts and vehicles. This segment offers auxiliary power units, propulsion engines, integrated avionics, environmental control and electric power systems, engine controls, flight safety, communications, navigation hardware, data and software applications, radar and surveillance systems, aircraft lighting, advanced systems and instruments, satellite and space components, and aircraft wheels and brakes; spare parts; repair, overhaul, and maintenance services; and connected solutions and data services for the aftermarket, as well as provides wireless connectivity and management and technical services.
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