Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) is scheduled to post its quarterly 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 issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The industrial products company reported $1.69 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.72 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $1.67 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.67 billion. Rockwell Automation had a return on equity of 38.67% and a net margin of 13.08%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.52 EPS. 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 price-to-earnings 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 debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 1.80 and a current ratio of 2.06.

Several analysts recently commented on the company. downgraded Rockwell Automation from a “hold” rating to a “reduce” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Rockwell Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $173.00 price objective (up previously from $168.00) on shares of Rockwell Automation in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $183.00 price objective on shares of Rockwell Automation in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $193.00 target price on shares of Rockwell Automation in a report on Friday, December 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Rockwell Automation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $171.60.

In other news, CFO Patrick P. Goris sold 145 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $192.36, for a total value of $27,892.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Elik I. Fooks sold 904 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $190.77, for a total value of $172,456.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 9,464 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,805,447.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 10,770 shares of company stock valued at $2,054,871. Corporate insiders own 1.28% of the company’s stock.

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About Rockwell Automation

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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