NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Brooks Automation (Nasdaq: BRKS) is tomorrow, September 7, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $8.08 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.8%. The average volume for Brooks Automation has been 454,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Brooks Automation has a market cap of $563.5 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 3.9, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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