Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

News coverage about Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brooks Automation earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 66 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) opened at 24.89 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $26.68 and its 200 day moving average price is $22.05. Brooks Automation has a one year low of $12.00 and a one year high of $30.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 36.55 and a beta of 1.02.

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The semiconductor company reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.03. Brooks Automation had a return on equity of 8.47% and a net margin of 7.41%. The business had revenue of $169.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $167.16 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.07 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 25.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Brooks Automation will post $1.10 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 2nd were given a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 31st. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.61%. Brooks Automation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 59.70%.

BRKS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered Brooks Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Brooks Automation in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. BidaskClub lowered Brooks Automation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Brooks Automation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. upped their price objective on Brooks Automation to $26.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 20th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Brooks Automation currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.14.

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Brooks Automation Company 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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