Rockwell Automation (ROK) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.24

Media headlines about Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rockwell Automation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.8006434030372 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Rockwell Automation (NYSE ROK) traded up $0.71 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $191.46. 660,810 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 873,238. The company has a market cap of $24,604.45, a PE ratio of 28.37, a PEG ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.23. Rockwell Automation has a 1 year low of $133.61 and a 1 year high of $210.72. The company has a current ratio of 2.06, a quick ratio of 1.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47.

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

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 11th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th were paid a $0.835 dividend. This is a boost from Rockwell Automation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.76. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $3.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.74%. Rockwell Automation’s payout ratio is presently 52.68%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on ROK shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Rockwell Automation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $209.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Rockwell Automation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 7th. 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. 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. Finally, Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating on shares of Rockwell Automation in a report on Friday, August 18th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $167.87.

In related news, insider Blake D. Moret sold 1,723 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $170.06, for a total value of $293,013.38. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 22,849 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,885,700.94. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Patrick P. Goris sold 145 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $192.36, for a total transaction of $27,892.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders purchased 1,340 shares of company stock worth $137,336 and sold 12,493 shares worth $2,347,885. Insiders own 1.65% of the company’s stock.

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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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