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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Are Things Looking Up For Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR)?

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Bruker Corporation (BRKR) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $71.07. The Bruker Corporation has recorded 9,999 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Bruker Announces Acquisition of ACQUIFER Imaging GmbH.


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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Medical Devices industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $71.07 and fluctuated between $71.36 as its day high and $68.68 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Bruker Corporation is $10.54B. A total of 0.98 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 633.27K shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, BRKR has seen 4 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 40,000 and the disposition of 30,000 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 13 BUYs and 12 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 200,075 shares during that period but sold 110,095.

In the most recent transaction, PACKER RICHARD A sold 20,000 shares of BRKR for 66.18 per share on Dec 06. After the transaction, the Director now owns 59,907 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 15, Kastner Marc A sold 10,000 shares at 70.75 per share. BRKR shares that Director owns now total 8,051.

Among the insiders who bought shares, LAUKIEN FRANK H acquired of 1,710 shares on May 11 at a per-share price of $57.64. This resulted in the PRESIDENT & CEO holding 38,476,233 shares of BRKR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, LAUKIEN FRANK H sold 26,790 shares at $68.51 per share on Feb 18. Company shares held by the CEO, President now total 38,474,523.

Dividend

The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Bruker Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.20, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.28%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 38.92. BRKR’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/30/2022 when it declared a $0.05 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/16/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/16/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 8/31/2022. The BRKR stock dividend was $0.05 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for BRKR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $72.80 with high estimates of $82.00 and low estimates of $56.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BRKR has a high of $79.55 and a low of $48.42.

As of this writing, BRKR has an earnings estimate of $0.55 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.71 per share and a lower estimate of $0.52. The company reported an EPS of $0.49 in the last quarter, which was 16.70% higher than expectations of $0.42.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 10 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for BRKR is Hold with a score of 4.25. A total of 5 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 4 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.

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