NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Brooks Automation (Nasdaq: BRKS) is tomorrow, December 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 $10.09 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.2%.

The average volume for Brooks Automation has been 415,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Brooks Automation has a market cap of $657.5 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation, vacuum, and instrumentation solutions to semiconductor manufacturing industry worldwide. The company's Brooks Product Solutions segment provides a range of products critical to technology equipment productivity and availability. The company has a P/E ratio of five, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brooks Automation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full Brooks Automation Ratings Report.

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