Brooks Automation (BRKS) Holdings Decreased by Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp

Marco Green
November 15, 2017

Several firms have shifted positions in (BRKS). The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 1.80, which implies that analysts are generally bullish in their outlook for BRKS over the next year. Analysts on average have given a price target of $32.5 to Brooks Automation, Inc. stock.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Lindon G. Robertson Sells 10,329 Shares of Brooks Automation, Inc". Credit Suisse Group reiterated a "hold" rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of Brooks Automation in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Humana, 3 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 4 recommend "Hold". Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. The NASDAQ listed company saw a recent bid of 26.62 and 298085 shares have traded hands in the session. The stock appeared $34.77 above its 52-week highs and is down -20.32% for the last five trades. The company has market cap of $1.83 billion.

Taking a deeper look into the technical levels of Brooks Automation (BRKS), we can see that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -84.11. The semiconductor company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.06. Brooks Automation had a return on equity of 13.40% and a net margin of 9.04%. The company had revenue of $181.88 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $174.66 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.22 EPS.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $0.10 dividend. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating given on Thursday, November 17 by Scotia Capital. Its down 0.38, from 1.81 in 2017Q1. Brooks Automation's dividend payout ratio is now 44.44%. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.55, for a total value of $147,289.45.

Active and passive investors always require every bit of information available regarding his chosen security and this include keeping close watch on fundamental and technical data. Alternately, if the indicator goes under -80, this may show the stock as being oversold. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 661,852 shares in the company, valued at approximately $18,895,874.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. State Street Corp now owns 1,673,763 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $36,310,000 after buying an additional 36,513 shares in the last quarter. (NASDAQ:BRKS) stock have made investors to juggle around with their spending.

Short traders are more bearish on shares of Brooks Automation recently considering the change in short interest. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,670,335 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $194,215,000 after purchasing an additional 8,652,867 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its position in Brooks Automation by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 6,038 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $131,000 after acquiring an additional 348 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank raised its position in Brooks Automation by 3.4% during the 2nd quarter. AHL Partners LLP now owns 121,089 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $2,627,000 after purchasing an additional 87,384 shares in the last quarter. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 15.4% compared to the same quarter previous year. Arizona State Retirement System raised its position in Brooks Automation by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. They presently have a $34.00 price objective on the semiconductor company's stock. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.56% of the company's stock. Columbus Circle has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS). The Company operates through two segments: Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers critical automated transport, vacuum and contamination controls solutions and services.

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