NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Brooks Automation (Nasdaq: BRKS) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it traded at $14 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $13.94. Brooks Automation is changing hands at $13.96 with 47,574 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 637,600 shares over the past 30 days.

Brooks Automation has a market cap of $869.4 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 51.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation, vacuum, and instrumentation solutions primarily to the semiconductor manufacturing industry worldwide. It operates in three segments: Critical Solutions Group, Systems Solutions Group, and Global Customer Operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.4.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Brooks Automation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full Brooks Automation Ratings Report.

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