Don't Buy Rockwell Automation (ROK) Before Checking Its Fundamentals!

Rockwell Automation moved 1.0% this afternoon session, trading between a high of $285.18 and a low of $279.3 per share. Yesterday the stock finished at $281.36 per share, compared to an average analyst target price of $317.53.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation and digital transformation solutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The large-cap industrial machinery/components company is based in the United States, and over the last twelve months it has returned a dividend yield of 1.7%. Rockwell Automation has trailing twelve months earnings per share (EPS) of 12.24, which at today's prices amounts to a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.2.

Based on its expected future earnings growth, the company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.47. Usually a PEG ratio between 0 and 1 indicates a potentially undervalued company.

Overview of the Company's Gross Margins:

Date Reported Revenue ($ k) Cost of Revenue ($ k) Gross Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2022-11-08 7,760,400 -4,658,400 40 -2.44
2021-11-09 6,997,400 -4,099,700 41 0.0
2020-11-10 6,329,800 -3,734,600 41 -4.65
2019-11-12 6,694,800 -3,794,700 43 0.0
2018-11-09 6,666,000 -3,781,100 43 2.38
2017-11-15 6,311,300 -3,687,100 42

At 41.7%, Rockwell Automation's average gross margins are wider than the 34.2% average of its industry peer group, which suggests that the firm might have a competitive advantage.

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