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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Rockwell Automation Inc., ROK

Rockwell Automation Inc., ROK is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Machinery in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Rockwell Automation Inc., ROKĀ  has a market cap of 15614.86. Since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981, Rockwell Automation Inc., ROK performance year to date is 19.02%. Today Rockwell Automation Inc., ROK has gained -0.80%, with a current price of 119.7.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 76.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 62.60%. Return of assets are at 11.40%, with return on investment at 22.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Rockwell Automation Inc., ROK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.72. While Total debt/equity is 0.88. With a profit margin of 12.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 41.80%, and operating margin of 16.60%. Rockwell Automation Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.4, while the quick ratio is 2.1.

For the last year Rockwell Automation Inc., ROK has seen a EPS growth of 3.10%. A performance for the year of 16.65%. The 52-week high is -3.06%, and the 52-week low is 39.53%. The average volume for Rockwell Automation Inc., ROK is 887200.

With a target price of 111.47, can Rockwell Automation Inc., ROK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Rockwell Automation Inc., ROK. Rockwell Automation Inc. has a P/E of 21.25 and a forward P/E of 19.85. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.5. Rockwell Automation Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.63 and 7.33 respectively. For P/cash, Rockwell Automation Inc. has a value of 6.42, while it is 29.31 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 119.7, Rockwell Automation Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.42%. We see a return on equity of 33.70%.

Looking more long-term Rockwell Automation Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 3.87%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 2.13% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 3.10% for this year and for the last five years a 14.80% growth has been seen.

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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