Rockwell Automation (ROK) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.11

News headlines about Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rockwell Automation earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.0766195124058 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on ROK shares. 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. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $173.00 target price (up from $168.00) on shares of Rockwell Automation in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating on shares of Rockwell Automation in a report on Thursday, November 9th. ValuEngine cut Rockwell Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $183.00 target price on shares of Rockwell Automation in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Three 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 stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $171.60.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) traded down $1.51 on Thursday, reaching $205.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 715,152 shares, compared to its average volume of 663,233. The company has a market cap of $26,400.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 2.06 and a quick ratio of 1.80. Rockwell Automation has a fifty-two week low of $139.51 and a fifty-two week high of $210.72.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The industrial products company reported $1.69 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.72 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $1.67 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.67 billion. Rockwell Automation had a net margin of 13.08% and a return on equity of 38.67%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.52 EPS. analysts anticipate that Rockwell Automation will post 7.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, SVP Sujeet Chand sold 3,371 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $190.85, for a total value of $643,355.35. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 47,183 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,004,875.55. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Patrick P. Goris sold 145 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $192.36, for a total value of $27,892.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 10,770 shares of company stock valued at $2,054,871 in the last ninety days. 1.65% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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