UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) by 25.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 91,748 shares of the medical research company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,690 shares during the quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of Bruker Corporation worth $2,646,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in BRKR. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Bruker Corporation by 26,266.0% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,607,722 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $107,498,000 after purchasing an additional 4,590,246 shares during the last quarter. AJO LP acquired a new position in shares of Bruker Corporation during the 2nd quarter valued at about $46,075,000. FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of Bruker Corporation by 26.4% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,146,000 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $166,716,000 after acquiring an additional 1,491,140 shares during the last quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. boosted its position in shares of Bruker Corporation by 2,261.9% during the 1st quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 1,152,600 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $26,890,000 after acquiring an additional 1,103,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Bruker Corporation by 2.9% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,832,452 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $229,391,000 after acquiring an additional 277,111 shares during the last quarter. 65.42% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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In related news, VP Mark Munch sold 21,061 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 directly owns 60,524 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,813,904.28. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Frank H. Laukien bought 2,335 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were bought at an average price of $27.39 per share, for a total transaction of $63,955.65. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 37,791,386 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,035,106,062.54. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 35.20% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on BRKR shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Bruker Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Wells Fargo & Company cut shares of Bruker Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “sell” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Bruker Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 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. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $30.00 price target (up previously from $26.00) on shares of Bruker Corporation in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.70.

Shares of Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ BRKR) opened at 30.89 on Friday. Bruker Corporation has a one year low of $19.58 and a one year high of $30.97. The company has a 50-day moving average of $29.68 and a 200 day moving average of $27.37. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.90 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.80 and a beta of 1.09.

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The medical research company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $414.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $384.75 million. Bruker Corporation had a return on equity of 26.66% and a net margin of 9.65%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.20 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Bruker Corporation will post $1.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 22nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th were issued a $0.04 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.52%. Bruker Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 16.00%.

Bruker Corporation 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR)

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