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Pax World Management Has Lifted Its Unitil Corp. (UTL) Position; Brooks Automation Has 1.13 Sentiment

Pax World Management Llc increased Unitil Corp. (UTL) stake by 3.43% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Pax World Management Llc acquired 13,154 shares as Unitil Corp. (UTL)’s stock rose 3.99%. The Pax World Management Llc holds 396,177 shares with $19.60 million value, up from 383,023 last quarter. Unitil Corp. now has $655.86 million valuation. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.124 during the last trading session, reaching $44.264. About 2,041 shares traded. Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) has risen 18.00% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.30% the S&P500.

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets. The company has market cap of $2.07 billion. It operates through two divisions, Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. It has a 31.99 P/E ratio. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers critical automated transport, vacuum, and contamination controls solutions and services.

The stock increased 0.44% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $29.43. About 22,469 shares traded. Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS) has risen 181.96% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 165.26% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Brooks Automation’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Brooks Automation, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $17.0 while the high is $22.0. The stock’s average target of $19.50 is -33.74% below today’s ($29.43) share price. BRKS was included in 4 notes of analysts from October 12, 2016. As per Thursday, February 2, the company rating was maintained by Needham. As per Monday, January 9, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 12. The stock of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $1.42 million activity.

Analysts await Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.36 EPS, up 28.57% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.28 per share. BRKS’s profit will be $25.36M for 20.44 P/E if the $0.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual EPS reported by Brooks Automation, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.13% EPS growth.

John G Ullman & Associates Inc holds 1.56% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc. for 263,697 shares. Granahan Investment Management Inc Ma owns 607,848 shares or 1.54% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Pura Vida Investments Llc has 1.45% invested in the company for 95,000 shares. The California-based Insight Capital Research & Management Inc has invested 1.35% in the stock. De Burlo Group Inc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 172,400 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Unitil Corporation had 9 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, September 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 18. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, August 13. Janney Capital downgraded Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) rating on Thursday, October 15. Janney Capital has “Neutral” rating and $37 target. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, April 25 to “Sector Perform”. As per Friday, July 24, the company rating was upgraded by Janney Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, June 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Janney Capital on Tuesday, December 26 to “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.52 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.64 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 7 investors sold UTL shares while 32 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 8.44 million shares or 3.00% more from 8.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.02% or 72,125 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur owns 10,212 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Voya Mgmt Limited has 0% invested in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). King Wealth Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 5,534 shares. Envestnet Asset owns 117 shares. Vanguard Grp Incorporated reported 765,571 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Swiss Bancorp holds 0% or 23,700 shares. Pnc Financial Service Grp Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Aristotle Boston Ltd Llc has 0.59% invested in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Acadian Asset Management Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) for 30,122 shares. Frontier Management Co Ltd Liability Company holds 951,407 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Of Vermont stated it has 515 shares. Barclays Public Limited owns 901 shares. Aqr Mgmt Ltd owns 41,011 shares. Foundry Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corp has 104,155 shares.

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