Zurcher Kantonalbank (zurich Cantonalbank) buys $31,124,457 stake in Rockwell Automation (ROK)

Rockwell Automation (ROK) : Zurcher Kantonalbank (zurich Cantonalbank) scooped up 130,546 additional shares in Rockwell Automation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 271,450 shares of Rockwell Automation which is valued at $31,124,457.Rockwell Automation makes up approximately 0.40% of Zurcher Kantonalbank (zurich Cantonalbank)’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Thompson Investment Management reduced its stake in ROK by selling 1,668 shares or 3.98% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 40,260 shares of ROK which is valued at $4,616,212. Rockwell Automation makes up approx 0.91% of Thompson Investment Management’s portfolio.North Star Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in ROK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,295 additional shares and now holds a total of 32,882 shares of Rockwell Automation which is valued at $3,761,701. Rockwell Automation makes up approx 0.42% of North Star Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.Daiwa Securities Group reduced its stake in ROK by selling 50 shares or 1.05% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,700 shares of ROK which is valued at $549,571.New York State Teachers Retirement System reduced its stake in ROK by selling 110 shares or 0.05% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 229,236 shares of ROK which is valued at $27,171,343. Rockwell Automation makes up approx 0.07% of New York State Teachers Retirement System’s portfolio.

Rockwell Automation opened for trading at $114.58 and hit $116.47 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $115.05, with a gain of 0.34% or 0.39 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 6,34,961 shares. Company has a market cap of $14,987 M.

On the company’s financial health, Rockwell Automation reported $1.55 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.08 according to the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.47. The company had revenue of $1474.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1489.55 million. The company’s revenue was down -6.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.59 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jun 8, 2016, Rockwell Automation announced a cash dividend of $0.7250. The company’s management has announced Aug 11, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 15, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 12, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Rockwell Automation. FBR Capital Initiated Rockwell Automation on May 11, 2016 to “Outperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $20.

Rockwell Automation Inc. (Rockwell Automation) is a provider of industrial automation power control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. The Company operates in two segments: Architecture & Software which deals in hardware software and communication components of the organization and controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products application expertise and project management capabilities. In the United States Canada and certain other countries the Company sells primarily through the independent distributors in conjunction with its direct sales force. In the remaining countries the Company sells through a combination of its direct sales force.

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