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Is Rockwell Automation Inc.(NYSE: ROK), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981. Rockwell Automation Inc. is in the Diversified Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Rockwell Automation Inc., is 853.19, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is 17.64%.

To help you determine whether Rockwell Automation Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.9 and forward P/E is 19.23. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Rockwell Automation Inc. has a value for PEG of 4.14. P/S ratio is 2.57 and the P/B ratio is 7.01. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.72 and 28.17 respectively.

At the current price Rockwell Automation Inc. is trading at, 119.03 (0.00% today), Rockwell Automation Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.44%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 48.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.7, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 4.65% after growing 3.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -58.70%, and -53.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 130.5, and the number of shares float is 129.52. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 78.90%. The float short is 5.11%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.76. Management has seen a return on assets of 11.80%, and also a return on investment of 22.00%.

The ability for Rockwell Automation Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.7, and quick ratio is 2.3. Long term debt/equity is 0.68 and total debt/equity is 0.81. In terms of margins, Rockwell Automation Inc. has a gross margin of 42.10%, with its operating margin at 16.80%, and Rockwell Automation Inc. has a profit margin of 12.60%.

The 52 week high is -2.69%, with 37.91% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.78% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.11%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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