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Rockwell Automation (ROK) - News
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Rockwell Automation Beats Quarterly Estimates; Raises Dividend (ROK)Nov 7, 2013Rockwell Automation (ROK) announced its fourth quarter earnings before the bell on Thursday, with a 3% rise in quarterly sales. The company also boosted its dividend yesterday after the closing bell. ROK Earnings in Brief -The company reported quarterly revenues of $1.72 billion, which were up from 2012's Q4 revenues of $1.66 billion. -Rockwell's adjusted EPS came in at $1.62, which was a 14% increase from last year's Q$ EPS of $1.42. -Both of these figures beat analysts' estimates of $1.52 EPS on revenues of $1.7 billion. -The company also reported FY2013 earnings, with sales of $6.35 billion, and adjusted EPS of $5.71. -The company announced that it sees sales growth of 2% to 6% in 2014, and adjusted EPS guidance in the range of $5.95 to $6.35. CEO Commentary Keith D. Nosbusch, Rockwell's chairman and CEO, had the following to say about the company's fourth quarter and fiscal year results: "We finished the year on a strong note, as both sales and earnings per share came in at the high end of the guidance we provided in July. I was particularly pleased with product sales growth of over 6 percent in the quarter. For the full year we achieved record sales and earnings per share despite sluggish market conditions. Our Latin America region had an outstanding year with 12 percent organic growth. For the Company, segment operating margin increased by almost a point - a very good result in a low growth environment." Dividend Raised 11.5% Yesterday after the closing bell, Rockwell raised its quarterly dividend 11.5% to 58 cents. This marks the second time that the company has raised its quarterly dividend this year. The company last raised its dividend 10.64% in May. The company's dividend will be paid December 10, and goes ex-dividend on November 14. Stock Performance ROK stock was inactive in pre-market trading. YTD, the company's stock is up 26.65%
Rockwell Automation Q2 Profit Rises 5% on 2% Lower Revenue, Beating Estimates; Updates Fiscal 2013 Outlook (ROK)Apr 24, 2013Industrial automation specialist Rockwell Automation (ROK) reported early on Wednesday that its second quarter profits rose 5%, but revenues dipped 2%. Adjusted EPS and revenues were able to top estimates. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company said it earned $175.9 million, or $1.24 per share, in its second quarter, up from $167.8 million, or $1.16 per share, earned in the same quarter last year. On an adjusted basis, earnings came in at $1.33 per share. This beat Wall Street views, as analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting the company to earn an adjusted $1.29 per share in the quarter. Despite the rise in earnings, second quarter sales fell 2% to $1.522 billion from $1.561 billion a year ago. But this still beat the expectation that ROK would see $1.59 billion in revenues. Rockwell's second quarter gross margin rose from 14.3% last year to 14.9% this year, which helps show why earnings rose on smaller revenues. Commenting on the results, Rockwell CEO Keith Nosbusch said, “I am pleased with 11 percent earnings per share growth despite the 2 percent sales decline. Solid sales growth in the Americas, with declines in EMEA and Asia-Pacific, reflect industrial markets that remain uneven around the world. Free cash flow was very good in the quarter and we announced an 11 percent dividend increase earlier this month. We have increased our dividend by almost 80 percent over the last four years. We are confident in the sustainability of our cash flows and remain committed to returning cash to shareowners.” Looking ahead to fiscal 2013, Rockwell said it is lowering its sales outlook. The company now expects full year sales to be between $6.25 billion and $6.45 billion. Earnings for fiscal 2013 are expected to be between $5.40 and $5.70 per share. Analysts are expecting Rockwell to see earnings of $5.54 per share on revenues of $6.54 billion for fiscal 2013. Commenting on the outlook, Nosbusch added, “Given our first half results and our expectation that sluggish market conditions will persist, we are lowering our fiscal 2013 sales outlook to a range of $6.25 to $6.45 billion. However, we are maintaining the mid-point of Adjusted EPS guidance and narrowing the range to $5.40 to $5.70. We will continue to closely monitor business conditions and appropriately manage costs while investing in our best growth opportunities.” Rockwell Automation shares were up a fraction in pre-market trading on Wednesday. The stock is down -1.22% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Rockwell Automation (ROK) have a dividend yield of 2.45% based on last night's closing price of $85.04 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $2.08 per share. Rockwell Automation (ROK) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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Goldman Sachs Resumes Coverage on Rockwell Automation; "Neutral" Rating (ROK)Mar 21, 2013Goldman Sachs reported on Thursday that it has resumed coverage of industrial automation power provider, Rockwell Automation (ROK) with a "Neutral" rating. The firm has resumed coverage of ROK, and has given the company a "Neutral" rating and $93 price target. This price target suggests a 6% increase from the stock's current price of $86.82. An analyst from the firm commented, "near-term, history suggests potential upside to growth targets (2013 guidance: 1-5%) but the outlook still appears mixed," the analyst said. "Further, margin guidance also appears low, but we do not see much upside as slower growth/mix weigh on margins. Lastly, ROK's shares have already benefited from a pro-cyclical trade (+45% since July 2012), and we believe it's unlikely the multiple expands much unless growth accelerates materially." Rockwell Automation shares were mostly flat during Thursday morning trading. The stock has increased 6% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of Rockwell Automation (ROK) have a 2.17% yield, based on Thursday morning's price of $86.45. Rockwell Automation (ROK) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
Credit Suisse Downgrades Rockwell Automation to "Neutral" (ROK)Mar 8, 2013Analysts at Credit Suisse downgraded industrial automation manufacturer Rockwell Automation (ROK) on Friday, saying that the company's strength is currently reflected in its stock price. The analysts downgraded ROK from "Outperform" to "Neutral" with a price target of $91. This target suggests a slight upside to Thursday's closing price of $90.79. A Credit Suisse analyst noted, "Although secular tailwinds will benefit ROK's earnings growth over the long term, we think (1) a slower than expected industrial recovery in Asia and (2) minimal self-help opportunity make the near-term earnings growth outlook less attractive. Although recent data provides evidence of a recovery in China, the pace of this recovery is proving to be fairly gradual. U.S. economic data remains strong, and Europe has stabilized, but this appears adequately reflected in ROK's share price (the current valuation multiple is consistent with US ISM strength)." Rockwell Automation shares were down 76 cents, or -0.84%, during morning trading on Friday. The stock is up +11.41% over the past twelve months. The Bottom Line Shares of Rockwell Automation (ROK) have a dividend yield of 2.08% based on Friday's intraday trading price of $90.42 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.88 per share. Rockwell Automation (ROK) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
Rockwell Automation Sees Drop in Q1 Earnings; Misses Estimates (ROK)Jan 30, 2013Industrial automation power provider, Rockwell Automation(ROK) reported a decline in profits for Q1, missing estimates on Wednesday. The Milwaukee, WI based company reported Q1 earnings of $161.4 million, or $1.14 per share, down -12% from $183.3 million, or $1.27 per share last year. Excluding special items related to pension expenses, earnings came in at $1.23 per share, missing analysts estimate of $1.27 per share. Revenue came in at $1.49 for the quarter, rising 1% from $1.47 billion last year. Looking ahead, the company is estimating its FY2013 earnings to be in the range of $5.35 to $5.75 per share. Rockwell Automation shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Wednesday. The stock has increased 17% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of Rockwell Automation(ROK) have a 2.09% yield, based on Tuesday's closing price of $89.89. Rockwell Automation(ROK) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
Rockwell Downgraded at Morgan Stanley (ROK)Jan 8, 2013Morgan Stanley reported that they have downgraded industrial automation power provider, Rockwell Automation(ROK) on Tuesday. The firm has reduced their rating for ROK from "Neutral" to "Underweight," and has increased their price target for the company from $81 to $84. This price target suggests a -3.5 decline in the stock's current price of $86.93. A Morgan Stanley analyst noted, "we see little opportunity for upward EPS revisions in near term given weak CapEx outlook nor multiple expansion (latter stage of cycle typically sees ROK at discount) and so expect the stock to underperform the peer group. Downgrade to UW given 3% downside to our upwardly revised $84 PT." Rockwell Automation shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Tuesday. The stock has increased 20% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of Rockwell Automation (ROK) have a 2.16% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $86.93. The stock has technical support in the $80-$82 price area. The stock is approaching the all-time high range of $94-$95 price levels. Rockwell Automation(ROK) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.