Bruker Corporation (BRKR) Sets New 12-Month High at $31.41

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $31.41 and last traded at $31.41, with a volume of 426,660 shares. The stock had previously closed at $30.76.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub cut Bruker Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Bruker Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $30.00 price objective (up from $26.00) on shares of Bruker Corporation in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Bruker Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Bruker Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.70.

The firm’s 50 day moving average is $30.14 and its 200-day moving average is $27.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.64 and a beta of 1.09.

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The medical research company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.03. Bruker Corporation had a return on equity of 26.66% and a net margin of 9.65%. The company had revenue of $414.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $384.75 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.20 earnings per share. Bruker Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Bruker Corporation will post $1.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Bruker Corporation news, VP Mark Munch sold 21,061 shares of Bruker Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.97, for a total value of $631,198.17. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 60,524 shares in the company, valued at $1,813,904.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Frank H. Laukien bought 2,335 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was bought at an average price of $27.39 per share, with a total value of $63,955.65. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 37,791,386 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,035,106,062.54. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 35.20% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Bruker Corporation by 496.1% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 3,827 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $110,000 after acquiring an additional 3,185 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in Bruker Corporation in the second quarter valued at approximately $111,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in Bruker Corporation by 11.3% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,599 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $133,000 after acquiring an additional 467 shares during the period. Smithfield Trust Co. acquired a new position in Bruker Corporation in the second quarter valued at approximately $138,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in Bruker Corporation by 7.1% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,003 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $144,000 after acquiring an additional 331 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 65.44% of the company’s stock.

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Bruker Corporation Company Profile

Bruker Corporation designs and manufactures scientific instruments, and analytical and diagnostic solutions. Its segments include the Bruker BioSpin Group; the Bruker Chemicals, Applied Markets, Life Science, In-Vitro Diagnostics, Detection (CALID) Group; the Bruker Nano Group, and the Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies (BEST) Segment.

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