How to buy Rockwell Automation (ROK) shares in Australia

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Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$333.35 after a previous close of US$343.57. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD333.35 to a high of USD345.71. The latest price was USD343.66 (25 minute delay). Rockwell Automation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Rockwell Automation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Rockwell Automation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ROK. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Rockwell Automation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$343.57, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Rockwell Automation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Rockwell Automation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Rockwell Automation stock price (NYSE:ROK)

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Rockwell Automation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-02.
OpenUS$333.35
HighUS$345.71
LowUS$333.35
CloseUS$343.66
Previous closeUS$343.57
Change US$0.09
Change % 0.0262%
Volume 1,155,798
Information last updated 2021-11-28.
52-week rangeUS$234.2014 - US$353.43
50-day moving average US$318.665
200-day moving average US$290.0653
Target priceUS$332.4
PE ratio 29.2919
Dividend yield US$4.28 (1.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$11.58

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Rockwell Automation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $343.66

1 week (2021-11-26) 1.31%
1 month (2021-11-03) 1.28%
3 months (2021-09-03) 6.07%
6 months (2021-06-03) 25.22%
1 year (2020-12-03) 40.13%
2 years (2019-12-02) 77.17%
3 years (2018-11-30) 97.12%
5 years (2016-12-02) 151.23%

Is Rockwell Automation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Rockwell Automation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Rockwell Automation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Rockwell Automation's P/E ratio

Rockwell Automation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Rockwell Automation shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Rockwell Automation's PEG ratio

Rockwell Automation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.6446. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Rockwell Automation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Rockwell Automation's EBITDA

Rockwell Automation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.3 billion (£1 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Rockwell Automation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Rockwell Automation financials

Revenue TTM US$7 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.47%
Gross profit TTM US$2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.02%
Return on equity TTM 66.54%
Profit margin 19.41%
Book value 20.6
Market capitalisation US$39.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Rockwell Automation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Rockwell Automation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Rockwell Automation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.2

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Rockwell Automation's overall score of 28.2 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 34th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Rockwell Automation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Rockwell Automation's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.28/100

Rockwell Automation's environmental score of 8.28 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Rockwell Automation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Rockwell Automation's social score

Social score: 13.08/100

Rockwell Automation's social score of 13.08 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Rockwell Automation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Rockwell Automation's governance score

Governance score: 11.84/100

Rockwell Automation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Rockwell Automation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Rockwell Automation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Rockwell Automation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Rockwell Automation has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Rockwell Automation Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.2
Total ESG percentile 33.7
Environmental score 8.28
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 13.08
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 11.84
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

Rockwell Automation share dividends

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 45.92% of net profits

Recently Rockwell Automation has paid out, on average, around 45.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.32% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Rockwell Automation shareholders could enjoy a 1.32% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Rockwell Automation's case, that would currently equate to about $4.28 per share.

While Rockwell Automation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Rockwell Automation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Rockwell Automation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Rockwell Automation's shares ever split?

Rockwell Automation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 April 1987. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Rockwell Automation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Rockwell Automation shares which in turn could have impacted Rockwell Automation's share price.

Rockwell Automation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rockwell Automation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$234.2014 up to US$353.43. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ROK.US volatility(beta: 1.4)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Rockwell Automation's is 1.3969. This would suggest that Rockwell Automation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Rockwell Automation overview

Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation and digital transformation solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments, Intelligent Devices, Software & Control, and Lifecycle Services. Its solutions include hardware and software products, and services. The Intelligent Devices segment offers drives, motion, safety, sensing, industrial components, and configured-to-order products. The Software & Control segment provides control and visualization software and hardware, information software, digital twin and simulation software, and network and security infrastructure solutions. The Lifecycle Services segment provides consulting, professional services and solutions, and connected and maintenance services. The company sells its solutions primarily through independent distributors in relation with its direct sales force. It serves discrete end markets, including automotive, semiconductor, warehousing and logistics, and other discrete markets, as well as general industries comprising printing and publishing, marine, glass, fiber and textiles, airports, and aerospace; hybrid end markets, such as food and beverage, life sciences, household and personal care, and tire, as well as eco industrial, including water/wastewater, waste management, mass transit, and renewable energy; and process end markets comprising oil and gas, mining, metals, chemicals, pulp and paper, and others. Rockwell Automation, Inc. was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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