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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 725.74, and so far today it has a volume of 339100. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is 19.99%.

To help you determine whether Rockwell Automation Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.42 and forward P/E is 19.98. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Rockwell Automation Inc. has a value for PEG of 5.54. P/S ratio is 2.63 and the P/B ratio is 7.38. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.44 and 29.4 respectively.

At the current price Rockwell Automation Inc. is trading at, 120.67 (-0.47% today), Rockwell Automation Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.40%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 62.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.63, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 2.29% after growing 3.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -4.00%, and -6.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 129.8, and the number of shares float is 128.69. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 76.80%. The float short is 4.24%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.53. Management has seen a return on assets of 11.40%, and also a return on investment of 22.00%.

The ability for Rockwell Automation Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.4, and quick ratio is 2.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.72 and total debt/equity is 0.88. In terms of margins, Rockwell Automation Inc. has a gross margin of 41.80%, with its operating margin at 16.60%, and Rockwell Automation Inc. has a profit margin of 12.50%.

The 52 week high is -2.28%, with 40.66% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.31% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.73%.

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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