Brooks Automation (BRKS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media headlines about Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brooks Automation earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.0087669482376 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

BRKS has been the subject of several research reports. Janney Montgomery Scott increased their price objective on Brooks Automation from $30.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Brooks Automation from $32.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut Brooks Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Brooks Automation in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of Brooks Automation in a research report on Monday. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.57.

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) opened at $27.33 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,910.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.56 and a beta of 1.06. Brooks Automation has a 12-month low of $15.34 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 the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $181.88 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $174.66 million. Brooks Automation had a return on equity of 13.40% and a net margin of 9.04%. Brooks Automation’s quarterly revenue was up 15.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.22 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Brooks Automation will post 1.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced 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 of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.46%. Brooks Automation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 44.94%.

In other Brooks Automation news, VP Jason Joseph sold 5,159 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.55, for a total transaction of $147,289.45. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 104,699 shares in the company, valued at $2,989,156.45. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider David Pietrantoni sold 3,071 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.55, for a total value of $87,677.05. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 70,964 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,026,022.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 66,258 shares of company stock valued at $1,995,532. 2.24% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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