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Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK.N)

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Rockwell Automation Reports Q4 EPS of $2.80
Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc ::ROCKWELL AUTOMATION REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2018 RESULTS.Q4 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $2.11.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $2.80.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $2.02 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.FISCAL 2019 EPS GUIDANCE: DILUTED EPS $8.92 - $9.32; ADJUSTED EPS $8.85 - $9.25.ARCHITECTURE & SOFTWARE FISCAL 2018 Q4 SALES WERE $787.2 MILLION, AN INCREASE OF 4.7 PERCENT.FISCAL 2018 Q4 SALES OF $1,729.5 MILLION, UP 3.7 PERCENT.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $2.02, REVENUE VIEW $1.77 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.CONTROL PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS FISCAL 2018 Q4 SALES WERE $942.3 MILLION, AN INCREASE OF 2.9 PERCENT.QTRLY INCREASES IN NET INCOME AND EPS WERE PRIMARILY DUE TO $145.1 MILLION OF AFTER-TAX FAIR-VALUE ADJUSTMENTS.SEES 2019 REPORTED SALES GROWTH OF 2.7% TO 5.7%.SEES 2019 ORGANIC SALES GROWTH OF 3.7% - 6.7%.SEES 2019 EPS OF $8.92 - $9.32.SEES 2019 ADJUSTED EPS OF $8.85 - $9.25.INTERNALLY, TAKING ACTIONS THAT ARE EXPECTED TO MITIGATE IMPACT OF TARIFFS ON CO'S OPERATIONS.ROCKWELL AUTOMATION - HAVE NOT SEEN IMPACT OF GLOBAL TRADE TENSIONS ON CUSTOMER DEMAND AS INDUSTRIAL COS CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON PRODUCTIVITY.EXPECT HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND CONSUMER VERTICALS TO "CONTINUE TO BE STRONGEST GROWTH DRIVERS".  Full Article

Rockwell Automation Increases Qtrly Dividend 5 Pct To $3.88 Annually
Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc ::INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND 5 PERCENT TO $3.88 ANNUALLY.SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.97 PER SHARE.  Full Article

Rockwell Automation Approves $1 Billion For Common Stock Repurchase
Thursday, 6 Sep 2018 

Sept 6 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc ::ROCKWELL AUTOMATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES $1 BILLION FOR COMMON STOCK REPURCHASE.ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC - ADDITIONAL $1 BILLION REPURCHASE IN ADDITION TO AUTHORIZATION ON JAN 15, 2018.  Full Article

Rockwell Automation Wins Contract To Develop Open Pit Mine In Chile
Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018 

Aug 22 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc ::ROCKWELL AUTOMATION WINS MAJOR CONTRACT TO DEVELOP WORLD’S LARGEST OPEN PIT MINE IN CHILE.ROCKWELL AUTOMATION - CO AWARDED CONTRACT WITH ABOUT VALUE OF $50 MILLION BY CODELCO TO SUPPLY A NUMBER OF SYSTEMS FOR CHILE'S CHUQUICAMATA UNDERGROUND MINE.  Full Article

Rockwell Automation Q2 Adj EPS $1.89
Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 

April 25 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc ::ROCKWELL AUTOMATION REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2018 RESULTS AND INCREASES DIVIDEND 10 PERCENT.Q2 SALES $1.651 BILLION VERSUS I/B/E/S VIEW $1.66 BILLION.Q2 EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.77.Q2 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.89.Q2 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $1.82 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.ARCHITECTURE & SOFTWARE QUARTERLY SALES WERE $768.4 MILLION, INCREASE OF 6.9 PERCENT COMPARED TO $719.0 MILLION IN SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.CONTROL PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS QUARTERLY SALES WERE $882.8 MILLION, AN INCREASE OF 5.7 PERCENT COMPARED TO $835.3 MILLION."DEMAND FOR QUARTER WAS FAIRLY BROAD BASED ACROSS REGIONS AND VERTICALS"."GROWTH WAS LED BY HEAVY INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING OIL AND GAS, MINING, METALS, AND SEMICONDUCTOR."." GLOBAL MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT REMAINS FAVORABLE AND MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS ARE POSITIVE"."WE ARE RAMPING UP INVESTMENTS TO ACCELERATE PROFITABLE GROWTH AND INCREASE LONG-TERM DIFFERENTIATION.".SEES FY 2018 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $7.70 TO $8.00.SEES FY 2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE $3.65 TO $3.95.SEES FY 2018 SALES ABOUT $6.7 BILLION ‍AT MIDPOINT​ .SEES FY 2018 ‍ORGANIC SALES​ UP 3.5 TO 6.5 PERCENT.SEES 2018 REPORTED SALES GROWTH 4.5 PERCENT TO 7.5 PERCENT.SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.92 PER SHARE.  Full Article

Rockwell Automation Says CEO Blake Moret's FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $6.3 Mln
Thursday, 21 Dec 2017 

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc ::ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC SAYS CEO BLAKE MORET'S FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $6.3 MILLION - SEC FILING.  Full Article

Rockwell Automation Acquires Odos Imaging
Friday, 1 Dec 2017 

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc ::ROCKWELL AUTOMATION ACQUIRES ODOS IMAGING TO LEVERAGE 3-D TIME-OF-FLIGHT TECHNOLOGY FOR SENSING AND SAFETY APPLICATIONS.  Full Article

Rockwell rejects takeover offer from Emerson
Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 

Nov 22 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc :Rockwell Automation board of directors unanimously rejects unsolicited proposal from Emerson.Rockwell Automation Inc - ‍"Board determined proposal is not in best interests of company and its shareowners"​.Rockwell Automation - ‍ Board thoroughly considered Emerson's Nov 16, 2017 proposal and has unanimously determined it is not in best interests of co​.  Full Article

Rockwell Automation to focus on its strategic plan after Emerson's bid - Conf call‍​
Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc :Says would continue to execute on its strategic plan, referring to Emerson's interest in Rockwell.Says incentive compensation to be a modest headwind for FY 2018 Q1, while a year-over-year tailwind for overall fiscal 18.Says does not expect year-over-year EPS growth in Q1, partly due to unusually low tax rate last year‍​.Says China did about 12 percent of growth in FY17; expects China to be a little bit below at close to 10 percent in FY18.Says expects its automotive business to grow in low-single digits in FY18, below the company average.Says expects its consumer business to grow at about the company average, and heavy industry business to grow a little above.Sees broad-based recovery in heavy industries in FY18.Expects continued strong growth in powertrain and EV in FY18, despite overall automotive business growing in low single digits.  Full Article

Rockwell Automation reports Q4 EPS $1.57
Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc :Rockwell automation reports fourth quarter and full year 2017 results.Q4 adjusted earnings per share $1.69.Q4 earnings per share $1.57.Q4 sales $1.668 billion versus I/B/E/S view $1.67 billion.Q4 earnings per share view $1.73 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Rockwell automation reports fourth quarter and full year 2017 results.‍Fiscal 2018 EPS guidance: diluted EPS $7.09 - $7.39; adjusted EPS $7.20 - $7.50​.‍Architecture & software Q4 sales were $752.0 million, an increase of 8.0 percent​.‍Recorded $43.0 million of pre-tax restructuring charges ($30.7 million after tax or $0.24 per share) in Q4 of fiscal 2017​.Q4 ‍control products & solutions sales were $915.5 million, an increase of 8.7 percent compared to $842.2 million in same period last year​.‍Expect heavy industries to grow "a bit above company average, with good contribution from oil and gas​"."‍Also expect continued growth in consumer and transportation​".FY2018 earnings per share view $7.38 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

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