Rockwell Automation, Inc. ( ROK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 11, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.725 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2016. Shareholders who purchased ROK prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.54% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of ROK was $97.27, representing a -23.44% decrease from the 52 week high of $127.05 and a 11.13% increase over the 52 week low of $87.53.
ROK is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ). ROK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.09. Zacks Investment Research reports ROK's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -8.64%, compared to an industry average of 4.8%.