Brooks Automation, Inc (BRKS) Holdings Reduced by Chartwell Investment Partners LLC

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 959,497 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $29,130,000 after purchasing an additional 133,234 shares during the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP grew its holdings in Brooks Automation by 143.0% in the third quarter. Sigma Planning Corp purchased a new position in Brooks Automation in the third quarter worth $304,000. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers grew its holdings in Brooks Automation by 2.5% in the third quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 6,272 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $136,000 after purchasing an additional 2,072 shares during the period.

Among new and sold out positions, 31 holders initiated new positions by a total of 2.2 million shares and 38 holders exited their positions by a total of 1.33 million shares. Insiders sold a total of 66,258 shares of company stock valued at $1,995,532 over the last ninety days. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 86.32% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Jason Joseph sold 5,159 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock's 52-week price fluctuated within the range of $34.77 - $15.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The company has a market capitalization of $1,674.05, a P/E ratio of 21.65 and a beta of 0.93. Insider ownership decreased by a total of 56816 shares, which suggests that BRKS's key executives are feeling less optimistic about the outlook for the stock.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 30.02 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 1.66, Consequently Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)'s weekly and monthly volatility is 9.47%, 6.60% respectively. According to the most recent data, Washington Prime Group Inc. has a 52-week high of $10.97 and a 52-week low of $6.71. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.22 earnings per share.

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.29 derived from a total of 5 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. The firm had revenue of $181.88 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $174.66 million. The company's revenue was up 15.4% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.74%. The firm attains price to earnings ratio of 26.81 and its current ratio stands at 2.40.

Several equities research analysts have commented on BRKS shares. Brooks Automation has a one year low of $16.03 and a one year high of $34.77. Needham & Company LLC lowered shares of Brooks Automation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, September 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on shares of Brooks Automation from $32.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus 1.80 recommendation on the stock.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This piece of content was first published by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. Advisor Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Brooks Automation in the 2nd quarter worth $122,000. Since 1978, they have been a leading partner to the global semiconductor manufacturing market and through product development initiatives and strategic business acquisitions; they have expanded their reach to meet the needs of customers in the life sciences industry, analytical & research markets, and clean energy solutions. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers critical automated transport, vacuum and contamination controls solutions and services.

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