Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS) EPS Estimated At $0.29; THL Credit Senior Loan Fund (TSLF) Sentiment Is 2.5

January 15, 2018 - By Michael Collier

The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $16.88. About 13,868 shares traded. THL Credit Senior Loan Fund (TSLF) has 0.00% since January 15, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) to report $0.29 EPS on February, 7.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 31.82% from last quarter’s $0.22 EPS. BRKS’s profit would be $20.38 million giving it 22.43 P/E if the $0.29 EPS is correct. After having $0.34 EPS previously, Brooks Automation, Inc.’s analysts see -14.71% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.40% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $26.02. About 600,287 shares traded. Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) has risen 181.96% since January 15, 2017 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 $1.83 billion. It operates through two divisions, Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. It has a 29.24 P/E ratio. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers critical automated transport, vacuum, and contamination controls solutions and services.

Among 7 analysts covering Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Brooks Automation had 21 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Friday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by Needham. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $34 target in Friday, November 10 report. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Thursday, February 2. Citigroup maintained Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) rating on Friday, August 14. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $12 target. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, March 8 by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Buy”. On Tuesday, January 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 13 by FBR Capital. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 18 by Needham.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.43 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 25 investors sold Brooks Automation, Inc. shares while 63 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. 62.61 million shares or 0.68% less from 63.04 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 113,582 are owned by Crawford Invest Counsel. First Mercantile Co owns 0.07% invested in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) for 13,293 shares. Bridgeway Capital Inc has invested 0.01% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Hsbc Public Limited Liability Corporation reported 17,920 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.04% or 23,410 shares in its portfolio. Phocas Corporation reported 0.84% stake. D E Shaw And Inc invested in 0.01% or 319,175 shares. Arrowstreet Capital L P has 377,828 shares. Moreover, Aperio Gp Ltd has 0% invested in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Nationwide Fund Advisors owns 47,766 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Pinebridge Invests Ltd Partnership reported 0.04% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 0% stake. Hbk Lp invested in 54,188 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Strs Ohio invested 0.01% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Highbridge Capital Ltd Company invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS).

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