Analyst Ratings for Brooks Automation Inc. (BRKS)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Brooks Automation Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, BRKS received an average rating of Overweight.

4 analysts declared BRKS a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for BRKS. The maximum price target given was 32, which equates to a potential upside of 23.03 percent. The minimum price target given was 22, which equates to a potential downside of -15.42 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 23.04 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 11.28 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of BRKS to grow at a rate of 60.88 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of BRKS is 0.64.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BRKS hit 30.23 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 12.05. Today's price is 115.85 percent above the 52-week low, and 13.96 percent lower than its 52-week high. BRKS has a price/earnings ratio of 38.82. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BRKS value stock report compares BRKS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.8 billion. BRKS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.