Rockwell Automation, Inc. (ROK) Holdings Lifted by GSA Capital Partners LLP

GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its stake in shares of Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) by 109.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,296 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 3,296 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in Rockwell Automation were worth $1,122,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Acrospire Investment Management LLC grew its position in Rockwell Automation by 166.3% during the second 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 period. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Rockwell Automation during the third quarter worth about $131,000. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Rockwell Automation in the third quarter valued at about $143,000. Sun Life Financial INC lifted its holdings in shares of Rockwell Automation by 8,490.9% in the second 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Kohmann Bosshard Financial Services LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Rockwell Automation in the third quarter valued at about $186,000. Institutional investors own 72.78% of the company’s stock.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (ROK) opened at $194.57 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 1.80 and a current ratio of 2.06. The stock has a market cap of $24,947.55, a P/E ratio of 28.76, a P/E/G ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 1.23. Rockwell Automation, Inc. has a one year low of $133.61 and a one year high of $210.72.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The industrial products company reported $1.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.72 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $1.67 billion for 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 business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.52 EPS. research analysts forecast that Rockwell Automation, Inc. will post 7.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 11th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th were paid a dividend of $0.835 per share. This is an increase from Rockwell Automation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.76. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $3.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.72%. Rockwell Automation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 52.68%.

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. downgraded shares of Rockwell Automation from a “hold” rating to a “reduce” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on shares of Rockwell Automation in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Wolfe Research raised shares of Rockwell Automation from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Rockwell Automation in a report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Daiwa Capital Markets assumed coverage on shares of Rockwell Automation in a report on Wednesday. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $199.00 price target on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Rockwell Automation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $169.81.

In related news, CEO Blake D. Moret sold 5,309 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $190.75, for a total transaction of $1,012,691.75. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 30,720 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,859,840. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Elik I. Fooks sold 904 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $190.77, for a total transaction of $172,456.08. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 9,464 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,805,447.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 10,770 shares of company stock worth $2,054,871 in the last three months. Insiders own 1.65% of the company’s stock.

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Rockwell Automation 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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