Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) VP Richard Gu sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $109.73, for a total transaction of $1,097,300.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 11,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,207,030. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of APH opened at $109.79 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $32.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.33 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a quick ratio of 1.82, a current ratio of 2.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $101.02 and a 200 day moving average of $92.90. Amphenol Co. has a twelve month low of $63.05 and a twelve month high of $111.40.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 22nd. The electronics maker reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $1.99 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.75 billion. Amphenol had a net margin of 13.56% and a return on equity of 23.39%. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.92 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Amphenol Co. will post 3.32 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 7th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, September 14th. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 26.74%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in APH. Guggenheim Capital LLC increased its position in shares of Amphenol by 5.0% during the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 52,523 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $5,684,000 after acquiring an additional 2,482 shares in the last quarter. Sunbelt Securities Inc. grew its position in Amphenol by 2,141.9% in the 4th quarter. Sunbelt Securities Inc. now owns 49,636 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $278,000 after purchasing an additional 47,422 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. grew its position in Amphenol by 17.1% in the 4th quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 11,411 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $1,235,000 after purchasing an additional 1,670 shares during the period. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC grew its position in Amphenol by 175.6% in the 1st quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 689 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $56,000 after purchasing an additional 439 shares during the period. Finally, Addenda Capital Inc. grew its position in Amphenol by 19.6% in the 1st quarter. Addenda Capital Inc. now owns 68,316 shares of the electronics maker’s stock worth $4,995,000 after purchasing an additional 11,194 shares during the period. 94.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several analysts have commented on APH shares. Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Amphenol from $120.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 23rd. Jefferies Financial Group raised their price objective on shares of Amphenol from $119.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on shares of Amphenol from $80.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 23rd. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $118.00 target price (up previously from $108.00) on shares of Amphenol in a research note on Thursday, July 23rd. Finally, reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Amphenol in a research note on Tuesday, June 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Amphenol has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $108.50.

About Amphenol

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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