Royce & Associates LP grew its holdings in Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) by 9.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,378,309 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 113,300 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LP owned about 1.97% of Brooks Automation worth $41,845,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of BRKS. Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management acquired a new position in shares of Brooks Automation in the third quarter worth $15,902,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its stake in shares of Brooks Automation by 23.7% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,555,177 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $55,421,000 after purchasing an additional 489,434 shares in the last quarter. Koch Industries Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Brooks Automation during the second quarter worth $391,000. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Brooks Automation by 6.2% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,675,027 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $144,781,000 after purchasing an additional 392,115 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in shares of Brooks Automation by 101.4% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 589,589 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $17,899,000 after purchasing an additional 296,797 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.15% of the company’s stock.

In related news, insider David C. Gray sold 2,394 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.80, for a total value of $80,917.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP David Jarzynka sold 2,476 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.80, for a total transaction of $83,688.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 66,258 shares of company stock valued at $1,995,532. 2.24% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on BRKS shares. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on shares of Brooks Automation from $32.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Janney Montgomery Scott boosted their target price on shares of Brooks Automation from $30.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Brooks Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 target price on shares of Brooks Automation in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Citigroup boosted their target price on shares of Brooks Automation from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Brooks Automation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.57.

Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) opened at $23.15 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1,617.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.92 and a beta of 0.93. Brooks Automation, Inc has a 12 month low of $16.16 and a 12 month high of $34.77.

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The semiconductor company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29 by $0.06. Brooks Automation had a net margin of 9.04% and a return on equity of 13.40%. The firm had revenue of $181.88 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $174.66 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.22 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 15.4% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Brooks Automation, Inc will post 1.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.73%. Brooks Automation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 44.44%.

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Brooks Automation 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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