NASDAQ:BRKS - Brooks Automation Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $28.77 -0.19 (-0.66 %) (As of 08/17/2018 01:54 PM ET)Previous Close$28.49Today's Range$28.23 - $28.8752-Week Range$21.75 - $36.45Volume31,384 shsAverage Volume739,618 shsMarket Capitalization$2.12 billionP/E Ratio23.14Dividend Yield1.35%Beta1 Company ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 SymbolNASDAQ:BRKS CUSIP11434010 Webwww.brooks.com Phone978-262-2400 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.27 Current Ratio3.29 Quick Ratio2.48 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio23.14 Forward P/E Ratio18.68 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$692.89 million Price / Sales2.93 Cash Flow$1.5895 per share Price / Cash18.10 Book Value$8.71 per share Price / Book3.30 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.24 Net Income$62.61 million Net Margins15.40% Return on Equity16.28% Return on Assets11.01% Miscellaneous Employees1,661 Outstanding Shares70,640,000Market Cap$2.12 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 Monday, August 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 7th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 6th. View Brooks Automation's Dividend History. How were Brooks Automation's earnings last quarter? Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) announced its earnings results on Monday, August, 6th. The semiconductor company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.03. The semiconductor company had revenue of $223.48 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $218.98 million. Brooks Automation had a return on equity of 16.28% and a net margin of 15.40%. Brooks Automation's quarterly revenue was up 23.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.36 EPS. 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, November, 8th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Brooks Automation. What guidance has Brooks Automation issued on next quarter's earnings? Brooks Automation issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Monday, August, 6th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.35 -0.43 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.40. The company issued revenue guidance of $203 -213 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $208.89 million. What price target have analysts set for BRKS? 7 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Brooks Automation's stock. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $40.00. On average, they expect Brooks Automation's share price to reach $35.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 23.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Brooks Automation. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Brooks Automation? 7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Brooks Automation in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Brooks Automation. Are investors shorting Brooks Automation? Brooks Automation saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 13th, there was short interest totalling 2,868,342 shares, an increase of 25.8% from the June 29th total of 2,279,864 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 736,553 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.9 days. Currently, 4.2% of the company's stock are sold short. View Brooks Automation's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Brooks Automation's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Brooks Automation include IHI Corp/ADR (IHICY), SUMITOMO HEAVY/ADR (SOHVY), ASM International (ASMIY), Bodycote (BYPLF), Milacron (MCRN), Axcelis Technologies (ACLS), Veeco Instruments (VECO), Energy Recovery (ERII), Manitex International (MNTX), ACM Research (ACMR), Intevac (IVAC), Amtech Systems (ASYS), CVD Equipment (CVV), Greystone Logistics (GLGI) and MagneGas (MNGA). 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) Has Brooks Automation been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about BRKS stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brooks Automation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.62 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Brooks Automation. Who are Brooks Automation's major shareholders? Brooks Automation's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.76%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.58%), Boston Partners (2.91%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.72%), DF Dent & Co. Inc. (2.69%) and Glenmede Trust Co. NA (2.47%). 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, Robyn C Davis, Stephen S Schwartz and William T Montone. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Brooks Automation. Which institutional investors are selling Brooks Automation stock? BRKS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Putnam Investments LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, OppenheimerFunds Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC, Millennium Management LLC and Voya Investment Management LLC. 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 institutional investors are buying Brooks Automation stock? BRKS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vident Investment Advisory LLC, Rice Hall James & Associates LLC, Glenmede Trust Co. NA, Legal & General Group Plc, Jennison Associates LLC, Hodges Capital Management Inc. and Macquarie Group Ltd.. 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 $28.79. How big of a company is Brooks Automation? Brooks Automation has a market capitalization of $2.12 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. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 385 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 258 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 643MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Brooks Automation and other stocks. 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