Rockwell Automation, Inc. (ROK) Director Lawrence D. Kingsley Buys 125 Shares

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) Director Lawrence D. Kingsley purchased 125 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Sunday, February 5th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $98.79 per share, with a total value of $12,348.75. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 5,421 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $535,540.59. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE ROK) opened at $190.78 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $24,474.66, a PE ratio of 28.22, a PEG ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 1.23. Rockwell Automation, Inc. has a 12 month low of $133.61 and a 12 month high of $210.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 1.80 and a current ratio of 2.06.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The industrial products company reported $1.69 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.72 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $1.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.67 billion. Rockwell Automation had a net margin of 13.08% and a return on equity of 38.67%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.52 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Rockwell Automation, Inc. will post 7.39 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 11th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a $0.835 dividend. This is an increase from Rockwell Automation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.76. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $3.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.75%. Rockwell Automation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 52.68%.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Rockwell Automation by 166.3% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 799 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $129,000 after buying an additional 499 shares during the last quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Rockwell Automation in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $131,000. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. acquired a new stake in Rockwell Automation in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $143,000. Sun Life Financial INC increased its holdings in Rockwell Automation by 8,490.9% in the 2nd quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 945 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $153,000 after purchasing an additional 934 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Kohmann Bosshard Financial Services LLC acquired a new stake in Rockwell Automation in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $186,000. Institutional investors own 73.04% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on ROK. ValuEngine lowered Rockwell Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating on shares of Rockwell Automation in a report on Friday, August 18th. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $173.00 target price (up previously from $168.00) on shares of Rockwell Automation in a report on Monday, October 2nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on Rockwell Automation in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rockwell Automation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $209.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $165.00.

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Rockwell Automation Company Profile

Rockwell Automation, Inc (Rockwell Automation) is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions for manufacturers. The Company operates through two segments: Architecture & Software and Control Products & Solutions. The Architecture & Software segment contains various hardware, software and communication components of the Company’s integrated control and information architecture capable of controlling the customer’s industrial processes and connecting with their manufacturing enterprise.

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