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.
BRKS was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 32, which equates to a potential upside of 23.03 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 22, implying potential capital losses of -15.42 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 23.04 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 11.28 percent in FY estimates.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.
Analysts estimate earnings of BRKS to grow at a rate of 60.88 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. BRKS has a PEG ratio of 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 13.96 percent lower than its 52-week high. BRKS has a P/E 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.