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Rockwell Automation (ROK) Stock Rating Reconfirmed at Stifel Nicolaus; The $173 Target Indicates 3.41% Potential; Peoples Financial Services (PFIS)’s Sentiment Is 1.2

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Stifel Nicolaus currently has a $173 TP on the $21.38 billion market cap company or 3.41% upside potential. In a research note sent to clients and investors on Thursday morning, Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) stock had its “Hold” Rating kept by equity analysts at Stifel Nicolaus.

Peoples Financial Services Corp (PFIS) investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.11, from 1.31 in 2017Q3. The ratio fall, as 24 active investment managers increased and started new positions, while 20 cut down and sold stock positions in Peoples Financial Services Corp. The active investment managers in our database now own: 1.71 million shares, up from 1.69 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Peoples Financial Services Corp in top ten positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 3 Reduced: 17 Increased: 17 New Position: 7.

The stock increased 0.61% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $47.61. About 3,689 shares traded. Peoples Financial Services Corp. (PFIS) has risen 13.87% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.32% the S&P500.

Peoples Financial Services Corp. holds 8.09% of its portfolio in Peoples Financial Services Corp. for 317,406 shares. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. owns 5,549 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Berkshire Asset Management Llc Pa has 0.08% invested in the company for 17,791 shares. The Florida-based Sabal Trust Co has invested 0.04% in the stock. Kennedy Capital Management Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 41,613 shares.

Peoples Financial Services Corp. operates as the bank holding firm for Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company that provides financial services. The company has market cap of $352.15 million. The firm accepts money market, NOW, savings, individual retirement, and demand deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It has a 19.07 P/E ratio. The Company’s loan products include residential real estate, automobile, manufactured housing, personal, student, home equity, and credit card loans; and commercial real estate, working capital, construction, small business administration, and agricultural loans, as well as loans for equipment and other commercial needs, and mineral rights.

The stock increased 3.27% or $5.29 during the last trading session, reaching $167.3. About 2.51M shares traded or 153.25% up from the average. Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) has risen 13.32% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.77% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 34 investors sold Rockwell Automation Inc. shares while 226 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. 84.33 million shares or 2.10% less from 86.14 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. S&Co invested in 0.03% or 1,390 shares. 14,054 were reported by Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Com. Fisher Asset Lc holds 107,979 shares. Hanson Mcclain Inc invested 0.04% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Omers Administration Corp holds 19,200 shares. Estabrook Capital Management holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) for 1,000 shares. Sg Americas Securities Lc invested in 0.06% or 31,234 shares. Wetherby Asset Mngmt has invested 0.08% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited stated it has 7,600 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Tiemann Investment Advsrs Llc stated it has 1,575 shares. Clarkston Capital Partners Limited Liability Company stated it has 1,274 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 37,500 are held by Comerica Bancorp. Selz Cap Ltd Liability Corporation invested 2.39% of its portfolio in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Murphy Capital Mngmt holds 0.2% or 7,415 shares in its portfolio. Walleye Trading reported 0.01% stake.

Rockwell Automation Inc. provides industrial automation and information solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $21.38 billion. It operates in two divisions, Architecture & Software; and Control Products & Solutions. It has a 57.79 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.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 14 selling transactions for $29.43 million activity. Shares for $27,893 were sold by Goris Patrick P. on Friday, December 8. MCDERMOTT JOHN P sold $364,813 worth of stock or 1,950 shares. CRANDALL THEODORE D also sold $2.03 million worth of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) on Friday, January 26. DORGAN DAVID M also sold $2.11 million worth of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) shares. $2.13 million worth of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) was sold by NOSBUSCH KEITH D on Friday, January 26. Shares for $831,996 were sold by MILLER JOHN M on Thursday, February 15. 43,100 Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) shares with value of $7.66M were sold by Kulaszewicz Frank C.

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