Citadel Advisors LLC reduced its stake in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) by 34.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 128,377 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 67,298 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC owned about 0.08% of Bruker Corporation worth $3,702,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Alps Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Bruker Corporation by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 20,154 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $581,000 after purchasing an additional 52 shares in the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems boosted its position in shares of Bruker Corporation by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 19,189 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $553,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA boosted its position in shares of Bruker Corporation by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 60,553 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,746,000 after purchasing an additional 204 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its position in shares of Bruker Corporation by 0.7% in the 1st quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 48,267 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,126,000 after purchasing an additional 312 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in shares of Bruker Corporation by 11.3% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,599 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $133,000 after purchasing an additional 467 shares in the last quarter. 65.42% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub cut Bruker Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $24.00 price target on shares of Bruker Corporation in a research report on Tuesday. Wells Fargo & Company cut Bruker Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $30.00 price target (up from $26.00) on shares of Bruker Corporation in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Bruker Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.70.

Bruker Corporation (BRKR) opened at 29.60 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $4.70 billion, a PE ratio of 29.51 and a beta of 1.10. Bruker Corporation has a 52-week low of $19.59 and a 52-week high of $30.23. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $28.57 and a 200 day moving average price of $26.57.

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The medical research company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $414.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $384.75 million. Bruker Corporation had a net margin of 9.65% and a return on equity of 26.66%. Bruker Corporation’s revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.20 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Bruker Corporation will post $1.12 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 22nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th were paid a dividend of $0.04 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.55%. Bruker Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 16.00%.

In related news, CEO Frank H. Laukien acquired 2,335 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 10th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $27.39 per share, for a total transaction of $63,955.65. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 37,791,386 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,035,106,062.54. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, VP Mark Munch sold 21,061 shares of Bruker Corporation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.97, for a total transaction of $631,198.17. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 60,524 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,813,904.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 35.20% of the company’s stock.

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Bruker Corporation Company Profile

Bruker Corporation designs and manufactures scientific instruments, and analytical and diagnostic solutions. Its segments include the Bruker BioSpin Group; the Bruker Chemicals, Applied Markets, Life Science, In-Vitro Diagnostics, Detection (CALID) Group; the Bruker Nano Group, and the Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies (BEST) Segment.

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