How to buy Rockwell Automation (ROK) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Rockwell Automation shares.

Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. It opened the day at $345.91 after a previous close of $348.87. During the day the price has varied from a low of $341.25 to a high of $346.7. The latest price was $341.76 (25 minute delay). Rockwell Automation is listed on the NYSE and employs 24,500 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ROK in this case.
  5. Research Rockwell Automation shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Rockwell Automation shares. It's that simple.
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Rockwell Automation share price (NYSE:ROK)

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

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 28x. In other words, Rockwell Automation shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

PEG ratio

Rockwell Automation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.7676. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.3 billion (£0.0 million).

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

How has coronavirus impacted Rockwell Automation's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Rockwell Automation's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $314.25, which is 33.37% up on its pre-crash value of $209.37 and 172.36% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $115.38.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Rockwell Automation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $620.30 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,615.25.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Rockwell Automation's 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.).

Environmental score

Rockwell Automation's 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.

Social score

Rockwell Automation's 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.

Governance score

Rockwell Automation's 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.

Controversy score

Rockwell Automation's controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-17.
Previous close$348.87
Change %-2.038%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range$234.2014 - $354.99
50-day moving average$340.9414
200-day moving average$304.5313
Wall St. target price$338.52
PE ratio28.0699
Dividend yield$4.28 (1.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$11.58

Do Rockwell Automation shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 1.38% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.38% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 45.92% of net profits

Rockwell Automation has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.38% of its share value annually.

Rockwell Automation has paid out, on average, around 45.92% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.38% 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 it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Rockwell Automation's most recent dividend payout was on 10 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rockwell Automation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $234.2014 up to $354.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ROK.US volatility(beta: 1.36)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 1.3649. 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).

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