Rockwell Automation Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (ROK)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Rockwell Automation Incorporated (NYSE: ROK) is tomorrow, August 9, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 47 cents per share. At a price of $69.98 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%.

The average volume for Rockwell Automation has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Rockwell Automation has a market cap of $9.76 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. It operates in two segments, Architecture and Software, and Control Products and Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwell Automation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Rockwell Automation Ratings Report.

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