BidaskClub Upgrades Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS) to Buy

Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 11th.

Several other research firms also recently weighed in on BRKS. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Brooks Automation from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $29.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, May 1st. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Brooks Automation in a research note on Monday, June 12th. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price target on shares of Brooks Automation from $22.00 to $28.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lifted their price target on shares of Brooks Automation to $26.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $27.43.

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ BRKS) opened at 24.50 on Tuesday. Brooks Automation has a 12-month low of $12.05 and a 12-month high of $30.23. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $24.35 and its 200-day moving average price is $23.28. The company has a market cap of $1.71 billion, a PE ratio of 30.66 and a beta of 1.03.

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The semiconductor company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $181.72 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $177.40 million. Brooks Automation had a net margin of 8.34% and a return on equity of 11.25%. Brooks Automation’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.16 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Brooks Automation will post $1.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in Brooks Automation by 8,157.8% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 92,818 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $2,079,000 after buying an additional 91,694 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its stake in Brooks Automation by 7.4% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,075,645 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $18,361,000 after buying an additional 74,554 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in Brooks Automation by 37.7% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 165,609 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $2,827,000 after buying an additional 45,298 shares during the last quarter. Quadrature Capital Ltd acquired a new stake in Brooks Automation during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $306,000. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC increased its stake in Brooks Automation by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC now owns 77,387 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,321,000 after buying an additional 2,389 shares during the last quarter. 91.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Brooks Automation Company Profile

Brooks Automation, Inc is a provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets. 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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