Analyst Research Roundup: Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK), Laureate Education, Inc. (LAUR)

10,000 Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) shares with value of $1.56M were sold by NOSBUSCH KEITH D. On Wednesday, May 31 Champa Kenneth M sold $795,377 worth of Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) or 5,000 shares.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly 2.73%. About 325,776 shares traded. Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) has risen 42.76% since September 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 118.72% the S&P500. The stock of Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) earned "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, July 19. Therefore 54% are positive.

In other news, VP David M. Dorgan sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by Northland Capital. They issued a "peer perform" rating on the stock. It shows the cash a company is able to generate after spending the money need to maintain or grow its asset base. As per Thursday, August 24, the company rating was initiated by Loop Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $4800 target in Thursday, July 13 report. The stock has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, May 31. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, July 21 by Oppenheimer.

FCF is an indicator of a firm's financial performance, measured as operating cash flow minus capital expenditures.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.09, from 1.21 in 2016Q3. Catalyst Advsrs Ltd Liability invested in 30,827 shares or 0.26% of the stock. 61 funds opened positions while 155 raised stakes. Goldman Sachs reported 2.23M shares. Perkins Coie Trust accumulated 25,374 shares. The Hillsdale Investment Management Inc holds 66,500 shares with $159,000 value, down from 6.52 million last quarter. Lord Abbett And Comm Limited Liability Corporation holds 388,018 shares. Westpac stated it has 8,179 shares. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $0 per share. Volume on the day was 1.09 million shares. Whittier Communication reported 1,220 shares. 36,786 are owned by Azimuth Cap Management Ltd. Northwest Investment Counselors Limited Liability stated it has 0.96% of its portfolio in Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK). Bnp Paribas Inv Sa owns 0.01% invested in Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) for 9,093 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And accumulated 116,009 shares.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 3.00 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 20% are positive. Rockwell Automation had 46 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Credit Agricole to "Underperform" on Wednesday, November 11. The firm has "Hold" rating by Topeka Capital Markets given on Friday, July 24. The rating was downgraded by Langenberg on Thursday, April 28 to "Hold". The stock of Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, January 9 by Bank of America. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. J.P. Morgan upgraded Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) on Thursday, July 27 to "Hold" rating. The stock of Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 5. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.30. This indicates more upside for the $21.59 billion company.

Since May 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 selling transactions for $19.34 million activity. Kulaszewicz Frank C had sold 4,900 shares worth $779,100.

Shares of Rockwell Automation, Inc. Ltd. now owns 3,211 shares of the company's stock worth $393,000 after buying an additional 12 shares in the last quarter. Connecticut-based Webster Bancshares N A has invested 0.03% in Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK). It dived, as 38 investors sold Rockwell Automation shares while 225 reduced holdings. It also upped Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) stake by 2,955 shares and now owns 22,475 shares. Commvault Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CVLT) was raised too. The stock decreased 3.50% or $0.1 on September 8, reaching $2.76. About 265,827 shares traded. It has outperformed by 26.06% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.40, from 0.8 in 2016Q3. 71 funds opened positions while 158 raised stakes.

Regent Investment Management Llc increased Computer Sciences Co (CSC) stake by 130% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. California State Teachers Retirement System invested 0.63% in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). State Street Corp now owns 5,749,538 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $895,260,000 after buying an additional 76,191 shares during the period. Cam Group Incorporated A S accumulated 118,000 shares or 0.09% of the stock. 84,830 are held by Voya Investment Mgmt Lc. Adi Capital Ltd Liability Corp invested in 400,000 shares. Barclays Public Llc invested 0% in Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD). Bb&T Corp reported 0.02% stake. The volume of 0.51 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 670.43 Million shares.

In other Rockwell Automation news, Director William T. Jr/Wi Mccormick sold 455 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 17th.

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