Wall Street analysts’ outlook for Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK)

With 2.03 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.93 million shares. During the session, the Specialty Industrial Machinery company that operates in wider Industrials sector, reached to the highest price of $279.77 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $270.22. The 52-week range on ROK shows that it touched its highest point at $348.52 and its lowest point at $252.11 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $290.86. With its current market cap of 31.94 billion, ROK has annualized dividend of $5.06 while the current yield stands at 1.82%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.42.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of ROK was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 5.97%, but this was down by -8.01% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 8.44% while six-month performance fell -8.26%. The stock lost -3.69% in the past year, while it has lost -10.23% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for ROK yields 10.51 with Next year EPS estimates of 13.56. For the next quarter, that number is 2.33. This implies an EPS growth rate of 1.65% for this year and 10.09% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 7.22% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 23.17%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 114.80 million ROK shares are outstanding with a float of 114.35 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 11, 2024, short shares totaled 1.89 million, which was 1.65% higher than short shares on Dec 14, 2023. In addition to Mr. Blake D. Moret as the firm’s President, Chairman & CEO, Mr. Nicholas C. Gangestad serves as its Senior VP & CFO.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for ROK since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With ROK analysts setting a high price target of $366.00 and a low target of $220.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $290.86. Based on these targets, ROK could surge 31.32% to reach the target high and fall by -21.06% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 4.36% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded ROK stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 16 while that of sell transactions has risen to 41 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 49,329 while 49,251 shares were sold.