Key Considerations for Investing in Rockwell Automation (ROK) Stock

With gains of 2.8%, Rockwell Automation was one of the winners on Wall Street today. Its shares are now trading at $275.28 and have logged a -0.0% daily outperformance of the S&P 500. Don't join the feeding frenzy before checking some basic facts about this stock:

  • Rockwell Automation has moved -18.8% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 23.2%

  • ROK has an average analyst rating of hold and is -3.44% away from its mean target price of $285.08 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $10.22

  • Rockwell Automation has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 26.9 while the S&P 500 average is 27.65

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $12.03 and its forward P/E ratio is 22.9

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 8.86 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 4.59

  • Rockwell Automation is part of the Industrials sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 25.4 and an average P/B of 3.23

  • ROK has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of -10.8% and gross profit margins of 0.4%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $986.59 Million, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • 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 company operates through three segments, Intelligent Devices, Software & Control, and Lifecycle Services. Its solutions include hardware and software products and services. The Intelligent Devices segment offers drives, motion, safety, sensing, industrial components, and configured-to-order products. The Software & Control segment provides control and visualization software and hardware, information software, and network and security infrastructure solutions. The Lifecycle Services segment provides consulting, professional services and solutions, and connected and maintenance services. The company sells its solutions primarily through independent distributors in relation with its direct sales force. It serves discrete end markets, including automotive, semiconductor, and warehousing and logistics, as well as general industries comprising printing and publishing, marine, glass, fiber and textiles, airports, and aerospace; hybrid end markets, such as food and beverage, life sciences, household and personal care, and tire, as well as eco industrial, including water/wastewater, waste management, mass transit, and renewable energy; and process end markets comprising oil and gas, mining, metals, chemicals, pulp and paper, and others. Rockwell Automation, Inc. was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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