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Rockwell Automation [NYSE:ROK] share price, stock quote Analysis

What has the stock performance of Rockwell Automation been like?
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Rockwell Automation's (NYSE:ROK) share price is 9.1% lower in the past 12 months and has underperformed the overall US TECH market which is 3.9% higher in the same timeframe. This means a -13.0% lower return over the period which puts the share price as an underperformer vs other US TECH companies.


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Analyst RatingS

What are analyst ratings for Rockwell Automation?
Analyst Ratings
Analyst Ratings Change
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From 21 analysts that cover Rockwell Automation's stock, the average rating is 3.0. This is a weighted average of 3 buys, 15 holds, 3 sells. This is 0.1 lower than a month ago which gives this factor a tea-score of 2/5.


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Insider Trades

What has Rockwell Automation's insider trading been over the past year?
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Rockwell Automation insider's have net been buying stock over the past 12 months, in the previous month insiders have been net buying. In fact the buy to sell ratio in the past month has been 50.0% which is 49.0% higher than the last 12 months buy to sell ratio. This put's Rockwell Automation's Insiders in the top quintile vs their peers giving this factor a tea-score of 3/5.


What is the ownership of Rockwell Automation stock?
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For Rockwell Automation, currently 78.0% of stock (1 billion shares) is owned by Institutions, 21.3% (802 million shares) is owned by Individuals, and 0.7% (2 million shares) is owned by company insiders. The CEO has a holding of 0.02% which is equivalent to 40 thousand shares with a market value of $129 million. This factor has a tea-score of 4/5.

Short Interest

What is the short interest for Rockwell Automation stock?
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As of 31 July 2019, the short interest for Rockwell Automation has been 1.99% of the shares outstanding which is 23 billion shares. This is less than 1 month ago which had 2.33% of the shares outstanding which is 27 billion short interest in shares. This equals a tea-score of 4/5.


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Revenue & Earnings

What has Rockwell Automation's revenue history been by year?
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Rockwell Automation's revenue in the last 12 months ending 30 June 2019 is $6Bn. Rockwell Automation's average revenue growth for the last 4 years has been 5.1% which is currently lower than their comps of 6.2%.

Free Cash Flow Yield Growth

What is Rockwell Automation's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield chart

Rockwell Automation's free cash flow yield is 5.3% and has grown from 4 years ago. The free cash flow yield for Rockwell Automation 1 year ago was 4.3% and 3 years ago it was 9.5%.

Dividend History & yield

What has Rockwell Automation's dividend payments been historically?
Dividend ($)
Dividend Yield (%)
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Rockwell Automation pays dividends every 3 months and has done so since 02 April 2013. Dividends have been steadily increasing over the past 4 years from $0.65 (dividend yield of 0.61%) to $0.97 today (yield of 0.63%).


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PE Ratio

What is Rockwell Automation's PE ratio?
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Rockwell Automation's PE ratio is 17.6x. This is calculated from their EPS of $2.02 and price per share of $150.31. Rockwell Automation's PE ratio values the company cheaper than 40% of it's competitors giving this factor a tea-score of 2/5.

PEG Ratio

What is Rockwell Automation's PEG ratio?
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Rockwell Automation's PEG ratio is 0.6x. This is calculated from their PE ratio of 17.6x and their last 12 months growth rate of 0.316%. This is more attractive than their competitors so the tea-score for this factor is 2/5.

Share Price / Book (PB Ratio)

What is Rockwell Automation's PB ratio?
PB ratio

The PB ratio for Rockwell Automation is 15.2x. This is cheaper than their competitors who have an average PB ratio of 3.4x. The tea-score is 5/5.

Free Cash Flow Yield

What is Rockwell Automation's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield

Rockwell Automation's free cash flow yield is 5.3% which is ranked 4.0/5 when compared to its competitors. This is calculated from a free cash flow of $1Bn (as reported for the 12 months ending 30 June 2019) divided by its current market capitalisation of $17Bn. The average free cash flow yield across Rockwell Automation's comps is 8.1%.

Return On Investment (ROI)

What is Rockwell Automation's return on investment (ROI)?
return on investment

Rockwell Automation's return on investment is 79.5%. This is more profitable than its competitors.


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Assets vs Liabilities

What is Rockwell Automation's current ratio (assets vs liabilities)?
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Rockwell Automation's current ratio is calculated by (current assets) / (current liabilities) which equals 1.5x. This less attractive than their competitors and also worse than recommended for a healthy company.

Debt vs Equity

What is Rockwell Automation's debt vs shareholder equity?
debt vs equity

Rockwell Automation's debt to shareholder equity is 193.7%. This is worse than their competitors and also worse than advised for a well-managed balance sheet.

Dividend Payout Ratio

What is Rockwell Automation's dividend payout ratio?
dividend payout ratio

Rockwell Automation's dividend payout ratio calculated against their free cash flow is low at 77.9%. This is in quintile 2 when measured against their comps.


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ESG score
What is the overall ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) rating for Rockwell Automation?

Rockwell Automation's has a poor overall ESG rating of 62/100. Their competitors have a score between 45 and 87 with the average at 67.

ESG Environmental

What the latest (ESG) environmental responsibility score for Rockwell Automation vs their competitors?
ESG environmental
We can see here what the environmental consciousness of Rockwell Automation is relative to other similar companies.

ESG Social

What the present (ESG) social responsibility score for Rockwell Automation vs their peers?
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We can get a sense of what the social responsbility of Rockwell Automation is when compared to other rival companies.

ESG Corporate Governance

What the current (ESG) corporate governance score for Rockwell Automation vs their challengers?
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With this number we can understand what the corporate governance of Rockwell Automation is when compared to it's peers.



What is the company description of Rockwell Automation?
Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation and information solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Architecture & Software; and Control Products & Solutions. The Architecture & Software segment provides control platforms, including controllers, electronic operator interface devices, electronic input/output devices, communication and networking products, and industrial computers that perform multiple control disciplines and monitoring of applications, such as discrete, batch and continuous process, drives control, motion control, and machine safety control.

Rockwell Automation [NYSE:ROK] Additional Q&A

Questions & Answers

What is the 52 week high for Rockwell Automation stock quote?

Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) hit a new 52-week high on 20 September 2018 at a price of $193.69 with 711,100 shares traded that day. This is 28.9% higher than than its current price of $150.31 and 38.2% higher than the 52-week low of $140.18 on 24 December 2018. Average daily volume traded has been 969 thousand shares over the past 3 months.

What is the highest price Rockwell Automation stock has ever been?

The all-time highs for Rockwell Automation stock were reached on 20 September 2018, 333 days ago at a price of $193.69. This equates to a market capitalisation of $23Bn. The highest price reached is 28.9% higher than the current price of $150.31 with a current market cap of $17Bn.

What is the beta of Rockwell Automation stock?

Rockwell Automation stock moves 1.6x the US TECH market average which makes its beta higher than the overall market.

What is the volatility of Rockwell Automation (ROK) stock?

Rockwell Automation's stock has an annual volatility of 27.5% which is more volatile than the average US TECH market volatility of 16.3% which has made it a less safe stock to own in the past vs just owning the index for investors aiming for lower portfolio volatility.

What have Rockwell Automation's share buybacks been over the past year?

Rockwell Automation is currently running a share-buyback program and in the past year alone the company has repurchased 104 million of shares outstanding at a total expense of $23Trn. In the same time frame the share price has moved 9.1% lower which is an underperformance of -13.0% vs the overall market. Rockwell Automation still has $420Trn of cash remaining on their balance sheet.

Who owns the most Rockwell Automation stock?

Barry White is the largest individual shareholder in Rockwell Automation with 1 billion shares. He is an independent director of Rockwell Automation. The largest institutional holder is T-Rowe and they own 83.1% of the issue size with 100 million shares. T-Rowe have been net buying shares over the last 12 months as they own 1 million more shares than a year ago.

When did Rockwell Automation beat earnings expectations in the last 4 years?

In the past 4 quarters Rockwell Automation has had 3 earnings beat's and 1 earnings miss's. The average earnings beat has been 12.1% and the average earnings miss has been 8.2%.

When is Rockwell Automation's next earnings date and what are the expectations?

Rockwell Automation is set to report earnings on 30 July 2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending June 2019. Based on 14 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $2.12. Recent analyst revisions have been positive implying a potential EPS of $2.24.

What is Rockwell Automation's upcoming earnings report expectations?

The earnings expectations for Rockwell Automation's upcoming report on 30 July 2019 are from 14 analysts with an average EPS of $2.12. The lowest analyst rating is $2.01, the highest is $2.84. The most recent earnings revisions have been positive with a most recent estimate of $2.24.

What is Rockwell Automation's earnings per share (EPS)?

Rockwell Automation's latest earnings per share (EPS) was reported as $2.02 on 30 April 2019 for fiscal quarter ending March 2019. This is 11.0% higher than 12 months ago when they reported EPS of $1.82

What is Rockwell Automation's dividend growth rate?

Rockwell Automation's dividends have grown at 5.43% in the past year and an average growth of 12.31% over the past 4 years. This is higher then it's competitors 4-year average dividend growth of 4.1

What is Rockwell Automation's dividend yield?

Rockwell Automation's current dividend yield is 0.63%. This is calculated by taking the dividend's per share of $0.97 (the last payment which was on 09 August 2019) and dividing by the current share price of $150.31.

What is Rockwell Automation's previous and next dividend date?

Rockwell Automation's most recent dividend date was 09 August 2019 when the company paid $0.97 and the next dividend date is 08 November 2019 with an expected payment of $0.97.

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