Securities Analyst Recommendations: Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK), The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

Securities Analyst Recommendations: Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK), The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,183 shares of the company's stock worth $710,000 after buying an additional 92 shares during the last quarter. After the recent increase in the stock price, investors might also be looking to see if the stock has entered overbought territory and possibly be primed for a pullback.

Rockwell previously rejected Emerson's initial acquisition some two weeks back, reasoning that the offer undervalued the company.

Further, the offer represents a 30% premium of Rockwell's share price prior to any knowledge of Emerson's proposed acquisition being revealed. Sun Life Financial INC boosted its stake in shares of Rockwell Automation by 8,490.9% during the 2nd quarter. The company was maintained on Friday, November 10 by Citigroup. Regentatlantic Capital LLC increased its position in shares of Rockwell Automation by 0.7% in the second quarter. (NYSE:ROK) have climbed in the previous month. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.90% of the company's stock.

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TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Rockwell Automation, Inc". After $0.64 actual EPS reported by PriceSmart, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.69% EPS growth. Cohen Lawrence B has invested 2.69% in Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK).

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $8.98 million activity. (NYSE:BCR) are riding high as the stock has performed solidly over the past few months, marking a 4.10% increase for the quarter. The company has a quick ratio of 3.00, a current ratio of 3.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47.

Rockwell Automation confirmed in a separate release that it had received Emerson's bid. The industrial products company reported $1.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.72 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $1.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.67 billion. The Rockwell Automation Inc had a decent operating margin of 16.36%, compared with the operating margin of 17.15% a year before.

For the last quarter Rockwell Automation Inc reported a revenue of $1.7 billion, compared with the revenue of $1.5 billion during the same period a year ago. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised Rockwell Automation from an "underweight" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $153.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 27th.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 11th. Rockwell Automation earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern's scale. Rockwell Automation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 52.68%. The stock was sold at an average price of $170.06, for a total transaction of $293,013.38. The company has a market cap of $24,591.06, a P/E ratio of 28.38, a PEG ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 1.24. Also, insider Blake D. Moret sold 1,723 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $170.10, for a total transaction of $965,657.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Chand Sujeet sold $1.52 million worth of stock or 9,500 shares. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. On November 9, 2017 Oppenheimer Holdings reiterated a "Hold" rating on the stock.

St. Louis-based Emerson Electric Co. has upped its bid to acquire Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation a reported $29 billion. Barclays PLC upgraded Rockwell Automation from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $118.00 to $141.00 in a research report on Monday, October 24th.