Emerson Electric Ups Rockwell Offer To $29B After Rejection

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Further, we can see that Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) is 6044. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be. The P/S ratio of the stock is 3.88, while the historical median P/S ratio is 2.14. Rockwell Automation makes up about 3.8% of Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt's portfolio, making the stock its 8th biggest holding. The Earnings Yield Five Year average for Rockwell Automation Inc.is 0.043419. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in Rockwell Automation by 166.3% during the 2nd quarter. The institutional investor owned 97,085 shares of the industrial products company's stock after acquiring an additional 2,626 shares during the period. Rockwell Automation had a net margin of 13.08% and a return on equity of 38.67%. Sun Life Financial INC boosted its position in Rockwell Automation by 8,490.9% during the 2nd quarter. Rockwell Automation Inc has a financial strength rank of 7 (out of 10).

Glg Partners Lp, which manages about $27.28B and $1.81B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in C&J Energy Svcs Inc New by 48,641 shares to 223,514 shares, valued at $7.66 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing.

Rockwell Automation had previously rejected the offer valued at USD 215 per share last October, USD 15 above their initial offer last August.

Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its stake in Rockwell Automation, Inc. ValuEngine raised shares of Rockwell Automation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Credit Agricole downgraded Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) on Wednesday, November 11 to "Underperform" rating. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Rockwell Automation now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $165.00. They expect $1.75 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $1.75 per share. (ROK) traded down $2.85 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $188.73. A score higher than -1.78 is an indicator that the company might be manipulating their numbers. The company has a market cap of $17.23 billion, a PE ratio of 24.17 and a beta of 1.07. More interesting news about Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: "The Rockwell Automation Bidding Starts at $27 Billion" published on October 31, 2017 as well as Businesswire.com's news article titled: "Chris Nardecchia Joins Rockwell Automation as Senior Vice President, IT and ..." with publication date: November 06, 2017. The hedge fund run by Noam Gottesman held 110,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.12M, up from 99,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The long term debt was $1.2 billion, compared with $1.5 billion in the previous year. The Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd holds 124,750 shares with $20.20 million value, down from 146,450 last quarter. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Rockwell Automation in a research report on Saturday, November 12th.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a $0.835 dividend. Moreover, Clearbridge Invs Limited Liability Corp has 0.08% invested in Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK). Rockwell Automation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 54.58%. Also, insider Blake D. Moret sold 5,677 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $170.06, for a total transaction of $293,013.38. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

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