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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BRKS. The most optimistic price target was 32, implying potential capital gains of 23.03 percent. The lowest price target was 22, which equates to a potential downside of -15.42 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 23.04 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 11.28 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BRKS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 60.88 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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.

BRKS has traded between a high of 30.23 and a low of 12.05 over the past year. Today's price is 115.85 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 13.96 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.