MILWAUKEE _ Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK) on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $198.6 million.

The Milwaukee-based company said it had profit of $1.58 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $2.16 per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.03 per share.

The industrial equipment and software maker posted revenue of $1.7 billion in the period, which matched Street forecasts.

Rockwell Automation expects full-year earnings in the range of $7.90 to $8.10 per share.

Rockwell Automation shares have fallen 13 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed 5.5 percent. The stock has climbed 4 percent in the last 12 months.


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