Rockwell Automation, Inc. ( ROK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 16, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.76 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2017. Shareholders who purchased ROK prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.83% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of ROK was $152.21, representing a -2.08% decrease from the 52 week high of $155.44 and a 57.99% increase over the 52 week low of $96.34.
ROK is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ) and Danaher Corporation ( DHR ). ROK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.82. Zacks Investment Research reports ROK's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 5.52%, compared to an industry average of -2.7%.