How to buy Rockwell Automation (ROK) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Rockwell Automation shares.
Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$275.69 after a previous close of US$275.44. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD275.575 to a high of USD281.5. The latest price was USD281.47 (25 minute delay). Rockwell Automation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Rockwell Automation
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Rockwell Automation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ROK. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- 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 using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$275.44, 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.
- 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.
What's in this guide?
- Rockwell Automation key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Rockwell Automation stock a buy or sell?
- Rockwell Automation performance over time
- Is Rockwell Automation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Rockwell Automation shares over-valued?
- Rockwell Automation's financials
- How volatile are Rockwell Automation shares?
- Does Rockwell Automation pay a dividend?
- Have Rockwell Automation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Rockwell Automation stock price (NYSE:ROK)Use our graph to track the performance of ROK stocks over time.
Have Rockwell Automation's shares ever split?
Rockwell Automation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 April 1987. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 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 shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$244.4706 - US$345.4581|
|50-day moving average||US$275.6992|
|200-day moving average||US$292.2936|
|Dividend yield||US$4.72 (1.83%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$11.96|
Rockwell Automation price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-24)||3.10%|
|1 month (2023-11-02)||8.84%|
|3 months (2023-09-01)||-10.37%|
|6 months (2023-06-02)||-3.88%|
|1 year (2022-12-02)||6.02%|
|2 years (2021-12-02)||-18.10%|
|3 years (2020-12-02)||14.10%|
|5 years (2018-11-30)||61.45%|
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Is it a good time to buy Rockwell Automation stock?
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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 23x. In other words, Rockwell Automation shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-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 2.6694. 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$1.8 billion (£1.5 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 share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Rockwell Automation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$244.4706 up to US$345.4581. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Rockwell Automation's is 1.458. 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 financials
|Revenue TTM||US$9.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||19.85%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$3.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.13%|
|Return on equity TTM||37.81%|
|Market capitalisation||US$31.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Rockwell Automation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 39.52% of net profits
Recently Rockwell Automation has paid out, on average, around 39.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.83% 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 1.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Rockwell Automation's case, that would currently equate to about $4.72 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 11 December 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
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 01/01/2019) 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
|Total ESG score||28.2|
|Total ESG percentile||33.7|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||1|
Rockwell Automation overview
Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation and digital transformation solutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company operates through 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, 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, and warehousing and logistics, 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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