Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, January 23rd. Rockwell Automation has set its FY18 guidance at $7.20-7.50 EPS.

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 the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 return on equity of 38.67% and a net margin of 13.08%. The firm’s revenue was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.52 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Rockwell Automation to post $7 EPS for the current fiscal year and $8 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of Rockwell Automation (NYSE ROK) opened at $207.92 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $26,720.00, a P/E ratio of 32.74, a P/E/G ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.23. Rockwell Automation has a 12-month low of $139.38 and a 12-month 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.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Wolfe Research raised 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 Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Rockwell Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Daiwa Capital Markets assumed coverage on Rockwell Automation in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $199.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Rockwell Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Rockwell Automation has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $171.60.

In other news, CEO Blake D. Moret sold 5,309 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $190.75, for a total value of $1,012,691.75. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 30,720 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,859,840. The transaction 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 stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The shares were 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. In the last three months, insiders sold 10,770 shares of company stock worth $2,054,871. 1.28% of the stock is currently owned by company 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.

Earnings History for Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK)

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