Archrock Partners, L.P. (APLP) Touches $14.12 Formed H&S; Brooks Automation Has 1.13 Sentiment

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Brooks Automation Inc (BRKS) investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.11, from 1.24 in 2017Q3. The ratio fall, as 108 institutional investors increased or opened new stock positions, while 96 decreased and sold stakes in Brooks Automation Inc. The institutional investors in our database now have: 61.55 million shares, down from 62.61 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Brooks Automation Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 35 Reduced: 61 Increased: 64 New Position: 44.

Archrock Partners, L.P. (APLP) formed inverse H&S with $14.83 target or 5.00% above today’s $14.12 share price. Archrock Partners, L.P. (APLP) has $991.18 million valuation. The stock increased 1.22% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $14.12. About 141,642 shares traded. Archrock Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:APLP) has declined 24.94% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 36.49% the S&P500.

Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd Ca holds 2.54% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc. for 66,708 shares. John G Ullman & Associates Inc owns 228,358 shares or 1.09% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Granahan Investment Management Inc Ma has 0.95% invested in the company for 506,689 shares. The Georgia-based Vident Investment Advisory Llc has invested 0.82% in the stock. Truenorth Inc., a Kansas-based fund reported 42,980 shares.

The stock increased 1.24% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $27.84. About 405,620 shares traded. Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS) has risen 28.22% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.67% the S&P500.

Analysts await Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.36 EPS, up 28.57% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.28 per share. BRKS’s profit will be $25.36 million for 19.33 P/E if the $0.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual EPS reported by Brooks Automation, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.13% EPS growth.

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets. The company has market cap of $1.96 billion. It operates through two divisions, Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. It has a 30.26 P/E ratio. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers critical automated transport, vacuum, and contamination controls solutions and services.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 selling transactions for $2.45 million activity.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Brooks Automation’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Brooks Automation, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $17.0 while the high is $22.0. The stock’s average target of $19.50 is -29.96% below today’s ($27.84) share price. BRKS was included in 4 notes of analysts from October 12, 2016. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 3 to “Hold”. Citigroup upgraded Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) on Wednesday, October 12 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Thursday, February 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, January 9.

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