News headlines about Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brooks Automation earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.4580408173875 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several research firms recently commented on BRKS. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Brooks Automation in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Brooks Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Citigroup upped their target price on Brooks Automation from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on Brooks Automation from $32.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Brooks Automation in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $31.57.

Brooks Automation (BRKS) opened at $24.68 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,750.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.78 and a beta of 0.93. Brooks Automation has a 12 month low of $16.51 and a 12 month high of $34.77.

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. 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 firm had revenue of $181.88 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $174.66 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.22 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 15.4% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Brooks Automation will post 1.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. Brooks Automation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 44.94%.

In other Brooks Automation news, VP David Jarzynka sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.12, for a total transaction of $231,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 30,638 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $708,350.56. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP William T. Montone sold 2,257 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.80, for a total value of $76,286.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 76,258 shares of company stock valued at $2,226,732. 2.36% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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