NASDAQ:BRKS - Brooks Automation Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$25.48 -1.76 (-6.46 %)
(As of 11/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$27.24
Today's Range$23.58 - $27.63
52-Week Range$21.75 - $39.75
Volume2.00 million shs
Average Volume752,759 shs
Market Capitalization$2.04 billion
P/E Ratio20.55
Dividend Yield1.39%
Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets. It operates in 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. Its products include atmospheric and vacuum robots, robotic modules, and tool automation systems that offer precision handling and clean wafer environments; automated cleaning and inspection systems for wafer carriers, as well as reticle pod cleaners and stockers; and vacuum pumping and thermal management solutions for critical process vacuum applications. This segment also offers repair, diagnostic, and installation services, as well as spare parts and productivity enhancement upgrade services. The Brooks Life Science Systems segment provides automated cold storage systems; consumables, including various formats of racks, tubes, caps, plates, and foils; and instruments used for labeling, bar coding, capping, decapping, auditing, sealing, peeling, and piercing tubes and plates. It also provides sample management services, such as on-site and off-site sample storage, cold chain logistics, sample relocation, bio-processing, disaster recovery, and business continuity, as well as project management and consulting. In addition, this segment offers sample intelligence software solutions and customer technology integration; and laboratory work flow scheduling for life science tools and instrument work cells, sample inventory and logistics, environmental and temperature monitoring, and clinical trial and consent management, as well as planning, data management, virtualization, and visualization services. The company serves semiconductor capital equipment and sample management markets for life sciences in approximately 50 countries. Brooks Automation, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:BRKS
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.27
Current Ratio3.29
Quick Ratio2.48


Trailing P/E Ratio20.55
Forward P/E Ratio16.44
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$692.89 million
Price / Sales2.60
Cash Flow$1.4635 per share
Price / Cash17.41
Book Value$8.71 per share
Price / Book2.93


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.24
Net Income$62.61 million
Net Margins15.40%
Return on Equity16.28%
Return on Assets11.01%


Outstanding Shares70,640,000
Market Cap$2.04 billion

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Brooks Automation's stock symbol?

Brooks Automation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BRKS."

How often does Brooks Automation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Brooks Automation?

Brooks Automation declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 20th. Investors of record on Friday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Thursday, December 20th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 6th. View Brooks Automation's Dividend History.

How were Brooks Automation's earnings last quarter?

Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November, 19th. The semiconductor company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.22. The semiconductor company had revenue of $160 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $206 million. Brooks Automation had a return on equity of 16.28% and a net margin of 15.40%. Brooks Automation's revenue was up 18.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.35 earnings per share. View Brooks Automation's Earnings History.

When is Brooks Automation's next earnings date?

Brooks Automation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Brooks Automation.

What guidance has Brooks Automation issued on next quarter's earnings?

Brooks Automation updated its first quarter 2019 earnings guidance on Monday, November, 19th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.10-0.14 for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $170-180 million.

What price target have analysts set for BRKS?

5 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Brooks Automation's shares. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $56.00. On average, they expect Brooks Automation's stock price to reach $40.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 57.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Brooks Automation.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Brooks Automation?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Brooks Automation in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Brooks Automation.

Has Brooks Automation been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about BRKS stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Brooks Automation earned a news sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Brooks Automation's key competitors?

Who are Brooks Automation's key executives?

Brooks Automation's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Stephen S. Schwartz, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 59)
  • Mr. Lindon G. Robertson, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56)
  • Mr. David E. Jarzynka, Sr. VP & GM of Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group (Age 50)
  • Mr. David C. Gray Ph.D., Sr. VP and Chief Strategy & New Bus. Officer (Age 52)
  • Mr. Maurice H. Tenney III, Pres of Brooks Life Science Systems (Age 55)

Who are Brooks Automation's major shareholders?

Brooks Automation's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.34%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.16%), DF Dent & Co. Inc. (2.81%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.77%), Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. (2.55%) and Jennison Associates LLC (2.18%). Company insiders that own Brooks Automation stock include Alfred Woollacott III, David C Gray, David Jarzynka, David Pietrantoni, Jason Joseph, Lindon G Robertson, Maurice H Tenney, Stephen S Schwartz and William T Montone. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Brooks Automation.

Which major investors are selling Brooks Automation stock?

BRKS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Glenmede Trust Co. NA, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Vident Investment Advisory LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Penserra Capital Management LLC and Macquarie Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Brooks Automation company stock in the last year include David C Gray, David Jarzynka, David Pietrantoni, Jason Joseph, Lindon G Robertson, Maurice H Tenney, Stephen S Schwartz and William T Montone. View Insider Buying and Selling for Brooks Automation.

Which major investors are buying Brooks Automation stock?

BRKS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd., FMR LLC, Point72 Asset Management L.P., BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Jennison Associates LLC, DF Dent & Co. Inc. and First Trust Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Brooks Automation.

How do I buy shares of Brooks Automation?

Shares of BRKS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Brooks Automation's stock price today?

One share of BRKS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.48.

How big of a company is Brooks Automation?

Brooks Automation has a market capitalization of $2.04 billion and generates $692.89 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $62.61 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.24 on an earnings per share basis. Brooks Automation employs 1,661 workers across the globe.

What is Brooks Automation's official website?

The official website for Brooks Automation is

How can I contact Brooks Automation?

Brooks Automation's mailing address is 15 Elizabeth Drive, Chelmsford MA, 01824. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at 978-262-2400 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ BRKS)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  405 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  278 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  683
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Brooks Automation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BRKS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BRKS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/20/2018 by Staff

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