Dividend Growth of Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Rockwell Automation(ROK) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.99% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $2.9. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.76. Rockwell Automation has a 5 year average dividend yield of 2.29% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $3.04. Rockwell Automation(ROK) formally announced its most recent dividend on February 8, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.76. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $3.04. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.99%. Rockwell Automation(ROK) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.49 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.4. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.09. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Rockwell Automation(ROK) is at the rate of 13.3% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.96. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) rose 0.1% or 0.15 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $151.92 the stock was seen hitting $152.375 as a peak level and $151 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $151.88. The daily volume was measured at 859,458 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $155.44 and the 52-week low is $96.34. The company has a market cap of $19,532 million. Shares of Rockwell Automation Inc. rose by 1.02% in the last five trading days and 8.52% for the last 4 weeks. Rockwell Automation Inc. is up 13.78% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 13.01%.

Currently the company Insiders own 1.65% of Rockwell Automation, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -7.86% . Institutional Investors own 72.56% of Rockwell Automation, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -18.51%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 15, 2017, John P Mcdermott (Sr. Vice President) sold 19,000 shares at 152.19 per share price.On Feb 14, 2017, David M Dorgan (VP and Controller) sold 4,100 shares at 152.99 per share price.On Feb 13, 2017, Sujeet Chand (Sr VP & Chief Tech. Officer) sold 9,600 shares at 151.31 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Rockwell Automation was Downgraded by Gabelli & Co on Jan 27, 2017 to Sell, Price Target of the shares are set at $150.Rockwell Automation was Upgraded by Buckingham Research to Buy on Jan 20, 2017. Rockwell Automation was Upgraded by BofA/Merrill to Neutral on Jan 9, 2017. Rockwell Automation was Upgraded by Morgan Stanley to Equal-Weight on Jan 9, 2017.

Rockwell Automation Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 25, 2017. The company reported $1.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.30. Analyst had a consensus of $1.45. The company had revenue of $1490.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1416.75 million. The companys revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.49 EPS.

Rockwell Automation is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The Company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including Allen-Bradley controls and services, Dodge mechanical power transmission products, Reliance Electric motors and drives, and Rockwell Software factory management software.

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