NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Brooks Automation (Nasdaq: BRKS) is tomorrow, June 6, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $9.12 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.3%.

The average volume for Brooks Automation has been 357,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Brooks Automation has a market cap of $603.5 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation, vacuum, and instrumentation solutions for semiconductor manufacturing, life sciences, and clean energy markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.5, 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, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Brooks Automation Ratings Report.

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