Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/4/13, Brooks Automation Inc (BRKS - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 12/27/13. As a percentage of BRKS's recent stock price of $10.67, this dividend works out to approximately 0.75%, so look for shares of Brooks Automation Inc to trade 0.75% lower — all else being equal — when BRKS shares open for trading on 12/4/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BRKS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by Brooks Automation Inc:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BRKS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.00% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of BRKS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Brooks Automation Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BRKS's low point in its 52 week range is $7.58 per share, with $10.97 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.67.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, BRKS makes up 2.93% of the Dynamic Semiconductors Portfolio ETF ( PSI) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Brooks Automation Inc shares are currently up about 0.9% on the day.