This is what analysts have to say about Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) after last week.

December 8, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

 This is what analysts have to say about Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) after last week.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.43 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.38, from 1.81 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 21 investors sold Brooks Automation, Inc. shares while 61 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 63.04 million shares or 0.41% less from 63.30 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Thrivent For Lutherans has 0.03% invested in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) for 345,863 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) for 137,144 shares. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 13,538 shares in its portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). North Star Investment Mgmt stated it has 50,000 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Moreover, Voya Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Mckinley Capital Management Lc Delaware reported 2,200 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 77,093 shares. X Management Lc owns 128,531 shares. Laurion Mngmt L P accumulated 29,900 shares. Blackrock Inc has invested 0.01% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Capstone Asset Communication reported 13,557 shares. California Public Employees Retirement invested in 155,100 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Management reported 0.01% stake. Vident Inv Advisory Ltd Liability has invested 0.65% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS).

Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Brooks Automation had 20 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was downgraded by Needham. As per Monday, August 7, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, November 10. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The stock of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 29 by Needham. Citigroup upgraded the shares of BRKS in report on Wednesday, October 12 to “Buy” rating. B. Riley & Co maintained the shares of BRKS in report on Thursday, February 4 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Monday, January 9. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold” on Tuesday, January 3. Credit Suisse maintained Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) rating on Tuesday, March 8. Credit Suisse has “Underperform” rating and $10 target. Below is a list of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $34.0 Maintain
10/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy Old Target: $31 New Target: $34 Maintain
08/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy Old Target: $32 New Target: $38 Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $34.0
18/09/2017 Broker: Needham Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
07/08/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Old Target: $22 New Target: $32 Upgrade
03/08/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Old Target: $25.5 New Target: $26 Maintain
03/08/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $34.0000 Maintain

The stock increased 3.20% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $23.89. About 1.05 million shares traded or 13.85% up from the average. Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) has risen 181.96% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 165.26% the S&P500.

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets. The company has market cap of $1.67 billion. It operates through two divisions, Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. It has a 26.84 P/E ratio. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers critical automated transport, vacuum, and contamination controls solutions and services.

More notable recent Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Is It Time To Buy Brooks Automation Inc (BRKS)?” on November 26, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Oversold Conditions For Brooks Automation (BRKS)” published on November 10, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Brooks Automation Inc (BRKS) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on September …” on November 18, 2017. More interesting news about Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Brooks Automation Inc. Bottom Line Advances 60% In Q4” published on November 09, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Brooks Automation Announces Participation in the Sixth Annual New York City …” with publication date: November 21, 2017.

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