Tompkins Financial Corp lowered its position in Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) by 47.1% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 675 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 600 shares during the period. Tompkins Financial Corp’s holdings in Brooks Automation were worth $28,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of BRKS. FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of Brooks Automation by 226.6% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,397,834 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $40,999,000 after purchasing an additional 969,851 shares in the last quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Brooks Automation by 16.0% during the 2nd quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 13,743 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $534,000 after buying an additional 1,891 shares in the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its holdings in shares of Brooks Automation by 6,038.7% during the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,903 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $74,000 after buying an additional 1,872 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Brooks Automation by 3.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,509,080 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $290,977,000 after buying an additional 261,019 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Invesco Ltd. grew its position in shares of Brooks Automation by 61.2% during the 2nd quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 1,685,152 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $65,299,000 after buying an additional 639,558 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.66% of the company’s stock.

In related news, SVP William T. Montone sold 17,500 shares of Brooks Automation stock in a transaction on Monday, December 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.32, for a total value of $740,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 124,860 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,284,075.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Stephen S. Schwartz sold 108,391 shares of Brooks Automation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.25, for a total transaction of $4,904,692.75. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 714,871 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $32,347,912.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 236,670 shares of company stock worth $10,645,741 over the last ninety days. 2.66% of the stock is owned by insiders.

BRKS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Brooks Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Brooks Automation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 7th. BidaskClub cut shares of Brooks Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Brooks Automation from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 6th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.60.

Shares of Brooks Automation stock opened at $42.11 on Friday. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $42.17 and a 200 day simple moving average of $39.51. Brooks Automation, Inc has a one year low of $28.28 and a one year high of $50.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 2.38 and a quick ratio of 2.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.97 and a beta of 1.37.

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 6th. The semiconductor company reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. Brooks Automation had a return on equity of 6.67% and a net margin of 55.99%. The business had revenue of $200.23 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $195.38 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.40 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 25.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Brooks Automation, Inc will post 1.26 EPS for the current year.

Brooks Automation Company Profile

Brooks Automation, Inc provides automation and cryogenic solutions for various markets. The company operates in two segments, Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers mission-critical wafer automation and contamination controls solutions and services.

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