Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) VP David Jarzynka sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.12, for a total transaction of $231,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 30,638 shares in the company, valued at $708,350.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

David Jarzynka also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, November 6th, David Jarzynka sold 2,476 shares of Brooks Automation stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.80, for a total transaction of $83,688.80.

Shares of Brooks Automation, Inc (BRKS) opened at $24.40 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1,715.54, a P/E ratio of 22.18 and a beta of 0.93. Brooks Automation, Inc has a twelve month low of $16.38 and a twelve month high of $34.77.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. Brooks Automation’s payout ratio is 44.44%.

A number of research firms have weighed in on BRKS. Needham & Company LLC cut shares of Brooks Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine cut shares of Brooks Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Citigroup upped their price target on shares of Brooks Automation from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of Brooks Automation in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott upped their price target on shares of Brooks Automation from $30.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $31.57.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new position in shares of Brooks Automation during the 2nd quarter valued at $104,000. Advisor Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Brooks Automation during the 2nd quarter valued at $122,000. Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Brooks Automation by 49.9% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 5,697 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $123,000 after purchasing an additional 1,897 shares during the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Brooks Automation by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 6,038 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 348 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Flinton Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Brooks Automation by 49.3% during the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 6,272 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $136,000 after purchasing an additional 2,072 shares during the last quarter. 90.15% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Brooks Automation

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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