Brooks Automation (BRKS) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.18

Press coverage about Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brooks Automation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.7227994040878 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

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Shares of BRKS stock opened at $25.66 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,824.83, a P/E ratio of 20.69 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a quick ratio of 2.56, a current ratio of 3.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. Brooks Automation has a 1 year low of $21.61 and a 1 year high of $34.77.

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The semiconductor company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $189.33 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $184.48 million. Brooks Automation had a return on equity of 14.43% and a net margin of 9.03%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 18.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.25 EPS. analysts forecast that Brooks Automation will post 1.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on BRKS shares. BidaskClub raised Brooks Automation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Janney Montgomery Scott set a $35.00 price objective on Brooks Automation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Stephens restated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of Brooks Automation in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. B. Riley raised their target price on Brooks Automation from $34.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Brooks Automation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.88.

In other Brooks Automation news, insider David Pietrantoni sold 7,575 shares of Brooks Automation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.89, for a total transaction of $203,691.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 60,142 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,617,218.38. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Stephen S. Schwartz sold 3,000 shares of Brooks Automation stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.03, for a total value of $90,090.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 620,264 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $18,626,527.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 46,481 shares of company stock valued at $1,346,552 in the last 90 days. 2.36% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Brooks Automation

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.

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