Hot Stock Overview: Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK)

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK)

UBS Maintains Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK)’s stock to Buy with the price target of $205. This rating was issued on 8/30/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $170.6 by showing a percentage change of -3.08% from its previous day closing price of $176.03.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) in which Morgan Stanley Assumes Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) to Underweight by settling a price target of $163 on 8/21/18. Morgan Stanley Maintains the stock to Equal-Weight on 7/27/18 by stationing a price target of $192. Goldman Sachs Downgrades the company’s stock to Sell on 7/16/18 with no specific Price Target. Morgan Stanley Maintains Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) to Equal-Weight with a price target of $187.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) currently has a consensus Price Target of $183.94. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $231 and a Low Price Target of $160.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) where 2 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 0 analysts said it’s a Buy, 15 rated the stock as Hold, 3 analysts reported Underperform and 1 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.81. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) reported its Actual EPS of $2.16/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) could bring EPS of $2.04/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.12 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 5.9 Percent.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) has a market capitalization of 21.01 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.76 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $210.72 on 10/31/17 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 04/25/18 as $155.81. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $180.8. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -10.04%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -6.56% while SMA200 is -5.86%.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 5.9%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 18.3% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 19.2%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -13.11 percent while its Weekly performance value is -10.01%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -7.96 percent and -7.16 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) is 1.65. The Average Volume (3 months) is 1.07 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $3.68 and an annual Dividend Yield of 2.16 Percent. ROK has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 24.9, Forward P/E of 19.05, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 14.41 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 43.29. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 17 percent.

Company Profile:

Rockwell Automation is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The Company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including Allen-Bradley controls and services, Dodge mechanical power transmission products, Reliance Electric motors and drives, and Rockwell Software factory management software.