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Brooks Automation, Inc. Message Board

  • artaxerxes5 artaxerxes5 May 17, 2008 6:19 PM Flag

    Brook's Report Card YTD: A Solid "F"

    Well we're a third of the way through '08,
    and high time we take a look at the report
    card for Brooks. Sadly, as my teachers
    always lamented about me, Brooks is having
    trouble fitting in, and is not applying itself.
    The sorry recap YTD vs. semi-equip. companies:

    BRKS: -24%
    AMAT: +10%
    ASYT: +10%
    ASML: -3%
    Lam: -3%
    MKSI: +32%
    NVLS: -15%
    UTEK: +49%

    As you can see, once again BRKS is bringing
    up the rear, and compared to this group,
    rates a resounding F grade, begging the
    question: Is there any hope? Will BRKS ever
    be anything more than a mediocre sluggard,
    perpetually plodding along while brighter
    stars whiz by? And if not, when do we
    shareholders pull the plug and move on? My
    patience is about exhausted. A man can
    endure pummeling for only so long. Where's
    your breaking point?

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    • This doesn't seem to be a very good bet for holding onto for any length of time.
      However, it seems to be a day traders dream. Right now it is up over 3 percent on no good news (that I know of). There is probably good money to be made to buy every time it is down a few percent and then selling when it goes up like this. When the market goes up, Brooks goes up greater than the market. When the market goes down, Brooks tumbles worse than the market (at least from what I've been observing)

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