James Investment Research Lifted By $1.53 Million Its Brooks Automation (BRKS) Holding; CANON F (CAJFF) Sellers Increased By 5.09% Their Shorts

February 20, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

CANON INCORPORATED F (OTCMKTS:CAJFF) had an increase of 5.09% in short interest. CAJFF’s SI was 2.33 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 5.09% from 2.21M shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 23256 days are for CANON INCORPORATED F (OTCMKTS:CAJFF)’s short sellers to cover CAJFF’s short positions. It closed at $36.395 lastly. It is down 0.00% since February 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

James Investment Research Inc increased Brooks Automation Inc (BRKS) stake by 88.94% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. James Investment Research Inc acquired 50,850 shares as Brooks Automation Inc (BRKS)’s stock rose 26.30%. The James Investment Research Inc holds 108,025 shares with $3.28M value, up from 57,175 last quarter. Brooks Automation Inc now has $1.84B valuation. The stock decreased 1.81% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $26.11. About 828,355 shares traded. Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) has risen 181.96% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 165.26% the S&P500.

Canon Inc. manufactures and sells office multifunction devices , plain paper copying machines, laser and inkjet printers, cameras, and lithography equipment. The company has market cap of $38.92 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Office Business Unit, Imaging System Business Unit, and Industry and Others Business Unit. It has a 17.33 P/E ratio. The Office Business Unit segment makes, markets, and services a range of office MFDs, printers, copying machines for personal and office use, production print products for print professionals, laser multifunction printers, digital production printing systems, continuous feed printers, wide-format printers, and document solutions, as well as provides software, services, and solutions.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.43 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 25 investors sold BRKS shares while 63 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. 62.61 million shares or 0.68% less from 63.04 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California Employees Retirement Systems reported 168,541 shares stake. First Mercantile Co invested in 13,293 shares or 0.07% of the stock. California State Teachers Retirement invested in 110,155 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Pub Sector Pension Invest Board owns 44,113 shares. 22,019 are owned by Brinker Cap. Citigroup invested 0% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). 49,265 were reported by Kbc Grp Nv. Granahan Inv Management Ma stated it has 1.54% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Price T Rowe Assoc Md accumulated 1.17M shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Llc stated it has 0.01% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). 101,851 are owned by Peak6 Limited Partnership. Raymond James Fincl has invested 0.01% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Company has invested 0.01% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Gemmer Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp reported 0% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Sei Invs invested in 47 shares.

Since January 19, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.01 million activity. Robertson Lindon G sold $383,148 worth of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) on Monday, January 22. Montone William T. sold $224,672 worth of stock. Tenney Maurice H. had sold 10,000 shares worth $280,000 on Friday, January 19. Another trade for 5,020 shares valued at $126,805 was made by Jarzynka David on Wednesday, February 14.

Among 8 analysts covering Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Brooks Automation had 24 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Thursday, August 3. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 8. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stephens given on Friday, February 2. The stock of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, November 10. FBR Capital maintained the shares of BRKS in report on Friday, February 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, October 12. FBR Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $34.0 target in Monday, November 13 report. The stock of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, October 9. The stock of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, August 7. As per Monday, January 9, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse.

James Investment Research Inc decreased Patrick Industries (NASDAQ:PATK) stake by 23,190 shares to 49,488 valued at $4.16M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Vanguard Short Term Cor Bd Etf (VCSH) stake by 5,065 shares and now owns 133,191 shares. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc (NYSE:FDP) was reduced too.

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