Brooks Automation Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) 2017 Q4 Sentiment Report

May 18, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Sentiment for Brooks Automation Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS)

Brooks Automation Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its down -0.11, from 1.24 in 2017Q3. The ratio worsened, as 108 investment professionals increased and started new stock positions, while 96 reduced and sold their stock positions in Brooks Automation Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 61.55 million shares, down from 62.61 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Brooks Automation Inc in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 35 Reduced: 61 Increased: 64 New Position: 44.

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets. The company has market cap of $2.05 billion. It operates through two divisions, Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. It has a 31.61 P/E ratio. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers critical automated transport, vacuum, and contamination controls solutions and services.

The stock decreased 2.09% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $29.08. About 169,581 shares traded. Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) has risen 28.22% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.67% the S&P500.

Analysts await Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.41 EPS, up 13.89 % or $0.05 from last year’s $0.36 per share. BRKS’s profit will be $28.87M for 17.73 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.40 actual EPS reported by Brooks Automation, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.50 % EPS growth.

Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd Ca holds 2.54% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc. for 66,708 shares. John G Ullman & Associates Inc owns 228,358 shares or 1.09% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Granahan Investment Management Inc Ma has 0.95% invested in the company for 506,689 shares. The Georgia-based Vident Investment Advisory Llc has invested 0.82% in the stock. Truenorth Inc., a Kansas-based fund reported 42,980 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 18 sales for $4.07 million activity.

Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 83% of Brooks Automation’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Brooks Automation, 5 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $28 while the high is $40. The stock’s average target of $34.67 is 19.22% above today’s ($29.08) share price. BRKS was included in 7 notes of analysts from December 21, 2017. FBR Capital maintained Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) on Friday, February 2 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Wednesday, May 2. The stock of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 2 by B. Riley & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stephens on Friday, February 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, May 2.

Another recent and important Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) news was published by which published an article titled: “Brooks Automation Announces 2018 Analyst and Investor Day” on May 07, 2018.

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