Influential Analyst Rating Changes: Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS), Office Depot, Inc. (ODP)

Cornelia Mascio
Febbraio 5, 2017

This rating was issued on 1/09/17. The day began at US$4.29 but the price moved to US$4.2499 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$4.42. On Dec 8, 2016, Maurice H. Tenney (President-Brooks Life Sciences) sold 5,000 shares at $16.52 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission. They now have a Dollars 14.5 price target on the stock. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $17.08 and a 200 day moving average price of $14.44.

Many research firms have provided their ratings on Brooks Automation, Inc. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Brooks Automation, Inc. will post $0.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. (NASDAQ:BRKS) to Hold with no specific Price Target on 1/03/17.

The latest Insider trade was made on 12 Jan 2017 where Joseph (Jason W) General Counsel did a transaction type "Sell" in which 4884 shares were traded at a price of $17.5.

The earnings of Brooks Automation, Inc.

Recently analysts working for various investment brokerages have changed their ratings and price targets on shares of Brooks Automation, Inc. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.24/share and a Low EPS of $0.19/share.

Based on several research reports, Brooks Automation Inc was Upgraded by Credit Suisse to " Neutral" on Jan 9, 2017. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return. (NASDAQ:BRKS) reported its Actual EPS of $0.25/share. Stifel Nicolaus lowered Brooks Automation from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $17.00 price objective for the a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.24-0.27 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.21. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,496,910 shares of the company's stock worth $61,675,000 after buying an additional 269,175 shares during the last quarter.

11/05/2014 - Brooks Automation, Inc. was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Sidoti. (NASDAQ:BRKS) traded with the volume of 3.73 Million in the previous trading session. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of Brooks Automation by 8.7% in the third quarter. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 102,545 shares of company stock valued at $1,676,919. Currently, the company has SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 54.36 Percent.

05/27/2014 - Brooks Automation, Inc. was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at ING. The Monthly and Yearly performances are 22.06 percent and 121.79 percent respectively. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Brooks Automation by 5.1% in the second quarter. The volume of 3.73 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 458.24K shares. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.93%. BRKS has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 0, Forward P/E of 19.3, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 16.63 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0. The company's net profit margin has achieved the current level of -12.4 percent and possesses 35.4 percent gross margin.

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