Major Brokerage Firms Issue Research Notes on Amphenol Corporation (APH)

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) saw a downside of -0.88% to close Monday at $75.07 after subtracting -$0.67 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,538,340 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $76.05 in the past week. An average of 2,431,685 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,178,978.

APH’s 1-month performance is -0.38% or -$0.29 on its low of $73.03 reached on 10/01/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $55.33 and high of $77.69, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 09/27/21. YTD, APH has achieved 14.81% or $9.68. However, the current price is down -3.37%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 07, 35 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Amphenol Corporation (APH). D’AMICO LANCE E (Sr. VP, Secretary & GenCounsel) most recently sold 27,500 shares at $76.25 per share on Sep 07. This transaction cost the insider $2,096,958. Senior Vice President, Gavelle Jean-Luc, sold 60,000 shares at a price of $76.58 on Sep 02. Then, on Aug 27, VP & Grp General Mgr, AIPG Booker Martin sold 140,000 shares at a price of $76.29 per share. This transaction amounted to $10,680,852.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 45.43 and a low of 18.22. APH stock has a beta of 1.27. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 4.58 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 7.84, with the price to cash flow ratio at 50.14.

Amphenol Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.77% and the payout ratio is 23.90%. APH paid $0.1450 a share compared with prior rate of $0.1450, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company latest dividend decrease of $0.1450 reported on Thursday May 6 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 48.57% yearly.

It is projected that Amphenol Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 17-Dec. APH is expected to distribute $0.145 as its next dividend.

Amphenol Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.60, with the current ratio over the same period at 2.20 meaning that APH stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.82, while the total debt to equity was 0.92. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 31.40%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 22.77% while for the period ending June 29; Amphenol Corporation’s operating margin was 19.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $2.66 billion against revenue of $8.6 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Amphenol Corporation’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $33.2 million against total debt of $5.24 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 25.11% to $2.65 billion, while revenue of $2.38 billion was 10.43% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected APH to announce $0.55 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.61, representing a 10.90% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $578.8 million. APH stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 8.78 billion, with total debt at $5.24 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $598.18 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Amphenol Corporation (APH) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 49.19% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 20.94%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $75.11, reflecting a +2.08% or $1.53 change from its current price. APH is currently trading -1.12% above its 20-day SMA, +13.85% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +3.56% and +16.60% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 52.36% and 47.04% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.33. The RSI (14) points at 49.73%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 43.78% with the period’s ATR at 1.28. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.86 and 0.15 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

Analysts offering their rating for APH stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate APH as a “sell,”, while 7 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 2 rates the stock as overweight while 8 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is APH’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $70.00 and a high of $88.00, with their median price target at $80.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Amphenol Corporation (APH) stock is $79.64.


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