Granahan Investment Management Lowered Its Brooks Automation (BRKS) Stake; Village Super Market (VLGEA)’s Sentiment Is 1.43

May 18, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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Granahan Investment Management Inc decreased Brooks Automation (BRKS) stake by 16.64% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Granahan Investment Management Inc sold 101,159 shares as Brooks Automation (BRKS)’s stock rose 13.03%. The Granahan Investment Management Inc holds 506,689 shares with $12.09 million value, down from 607,848 last quarter. Brooks Automation now has $2.06 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.68% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $29.2. About 374,454 shares traded. Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) has risen 28.22% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.67% the S&P500.

Village Super Market Inc (VLGEA) investors sentiment decreased to 1.43 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.45, from 1.88 in 2017Q3. The ratio dropped, as 43 active investment managers opened new or increased holdings, while 30 decreased and sold their holdings in Village Super Market Inc. The active investment managers in our database now own: 6.21 million shares, up from 5.99 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Village Super Market Inc in top ten holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 9 Reduced: 21 Increased: 27 New Position: 16.

Since January 19, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 18 selling transactions for $4.07 million activity. The insider Tenney Maurice H. sold $280,000. 8,024 Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) shares with value of $224,672 were sold by Montone William T.. $120,000 worth of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) was sold by Joseph Jason on Wednesday, March 21. The insider SCHWARTZ STEPHEN S sold $390,090. On Wednesday, February 14 Jarzynka David sold $126,805 worth of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) or 5,020 shares. $383,148 worth of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) was sold by Robertson Lindon G. Shares for $203,692 were sold by Pietrantoni David on Tuesday, February 20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.24 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 35 investors sold BRKS shares while 61 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 61.55 million shares or 1.69% less from 62.61 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Proshare Ltd Liability Co reported 12,349 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Swiss Fincl Bank has invested 0% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Virtu Limited holds 0.02% or 14,963 shares. Columbia Wanger Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company reported 0.35% stake. California State Teachers Retirement System reported 108,444 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 21,622 were accumulated by Koch Industries Inc. First Manhattan has invested 0% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Systematic Financial Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 316,977 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Putnam Limited Liability Co holds 824,442 shares. Voya Invest Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 61,355 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership accumulated 99,725 shares or 0% of the stock. First Mercantile Trust stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Credit Suisse Ag holds 0% or 63,246 shares. Columbus Circle Invsts has 263,695 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc holds 40,521 shares.

Analysts await Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.41 EPS, up 13.89% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.36 per share. BRKS’s profit will be $28.88M for 17.80 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.40 actual EPS reported by Brooks Automation, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.50% EPS growth.

Another recent and important Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: “Brooks Automation Announces 2018 Analyst and Investor Day” on May 07, 2018.

Among 8 analysts covering Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Brooks Automation had 27 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, May 2 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 6 by Needham. FBR Capital maintained Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) on Monday, November 13 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, August 14 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. Needham maintained the shares of BRKS in report on Thursday, February 2 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, March 8. Needham downgraded Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) on Monday, September 18 to “Hold” rating. B. Riley & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, May 2 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, August 3.

Granahan Investment Management Inc increased Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) stake by 11,517 shares to 99,253 valued at $7.81 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Teledoc stake by 198,217 shares and now owns 637,718 shares. Dmc Global Inc was raised too.

The stock increased 0.25% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $28.43. About 12,748 shares traded. Village Super Market, Inc. (VLGEA) has declined 0.50% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.05% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $467,432 activity.

Village Super Market, Inc. operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. The company has market cap of $408.51 million. The Company’s stores feature specialty departments, such as on-site bakery, an expanded delicatessen, various natural and organic foods, ethnic and international foods, prepared foods, and pharmacies. It has a 16.18 P/E ratio. The firm operates a chain of 29 ShopRite supermarkets, including 18 located in northern New Jersey, 8 located in southern New Jersey, 2 located in Maryland, and 1 located in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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