Goldman Sachs Reaffirms $193.00 Target Price per Share On Rockwell Automation (ROK), Reaffirms Neutral Rating; Dollar General (DG) Covered By 14 Bulls

December 9, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Among 27 analysts covering Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Rockwell Automation has $200 highest and $85 lowest target. $139.58’s average target is -27.63% below currents $192.86 stock price. Rockwell Automation had 55 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Gabelli upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, April 19 report. On Monday, October 3 the stock rating was initiated by Berenberg with “Sell”. The stock of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 5. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 7 by HSBC. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 11. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, November 10 with “Neutral”. Buckingham Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, January 20 report. The stock of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, April 19. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, October 29. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of ROK in report on Tuesday, October 31 with “Hold” rating.

Among 29 analysts covering Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), 14 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Dollar General Corp. had 93 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Monday, October 10 with “Hold” rating. Wolfe Research downgraded Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Wednesday, September 7 to “Underperform” rating. The stock has “” rating by BB&T Capital on Friday, November 20. The company was maintained on Friday, May 27 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 6 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 26. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, December 7 by Loop Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, July 17. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 31 by Atlantic Securities. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 22 by Jefferies. See Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) latest ratings:

07/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $103.0 Maintain
04/12/2017 Broker: Moffett Nathanson Rating: Neutral Initiates Coverage On
04/12/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy New Target: $99.0 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Buy
20/11/2017 Broker: M Partners Rating: Buy New Target: $96.0
16/11/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
14/11/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral New Target: $89 Reinitiate
10/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $90.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Underweight New Target: $72 Initiates Coverage On
12/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $73.0 Maintain

Rockwell Automation Inc. provides industrial automation and information solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $24.78 billion. It operates in two divisions, Architecture & Software; and Control Products & Solutions. It has a 30.37 P/E ratio. The Architecture & Software segment provides control platforms, including controllers, electronic operator interface devices, electronic input/output devices, communication and networking products, and industrial computers that perform multiple control disciplines and monitoring of applications, such as discrete, batch and continuous process, drives control, motion control, and machine safety control.

Analysts await Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $1.75 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.75 per share. ROK’s profit will be $224.88 million for 27.55 P/E if the $1.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.69 actual EPS reported by Rockwell Automation Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.55% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 1.22 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 34 investors sold Rockwell Automation Inc. shares while 190 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 209 raised stakes. 87.06 million shares or 0.70% more from 86.45 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The New York-based Clearbridge Invs Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.08% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). 1St Source Natl Bank has invested 0.06% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Pinnacle Assocs accumulated 7,702 shares. Zweig has 0.02% invested in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Old Mutual Investors (Uk) Limited has invested 1.54% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Schwartz Counsel Inc accumulated 75,000 shares. South Texas Money Mngmt Ltd, a Texas-based fund reported 10,203 shares. Gradient Invs Limited invested in 0% or 24 shares. Invesco accumulated 244,097 shares. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1,850 shares. Qs Investors Llc has 0% invested in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) for 2,907 shares. Rosenbaum Jay D invested in 7,940 shares or 2.55% of the stock. Whittier Trust Of Nevada holds 0% or 133 shares in its portfolio. Gateway Advisers Ltd Liability owns 33,880 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Lombard Odier Asset (Europe) Limited holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) for 1,699 shares.

The stock increased 0.31% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $192.86. About 596,067 shares traded. Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) has risen 42.76% since December 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.06% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.03, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 62 investors sold Dollar General Corporation shares while 193 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 178 raised stakes. 240.50 million shares or 4.61% more from 229.90 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Stephens Incorporated Ar reported 18,735 shares stake. Lsv Asset Mngmt stated it has 112,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Td Asset Mgmt has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Numeric Investors Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 19,100 shares in its portfolio. Pittenger & Anderson Inc owns 2,380 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Jnba Advisors has invested 0% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Hamel holds 2.43% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) or 67,065 shares. Raymond James Svcs Advsrs stated it has 73,206 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. 300,264 were reported by Fenimore Asset Mgmt. 1,900 were reported by Wolverine Asset Mgmt Ltd Co. Asset Management has invested 0.03% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Canada Pension Plan Invest Board holds 0.02% or 105,610 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn, California-based fund reported 1.90M shares. Sii Invests Inc Wi accumulated 0.03% or 6,051 shares. Diversified Trust accumulated 0.02% or 3,618 shares.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company has market cap of $25.52 billion. The firm offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, refrigerated and frozen food, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. It has a 20.69 P/E ratio. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods.

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