Train Babcock Advisors Has Lowered Its Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) Holding; Brooks Automation (BRKS) Sellers Increased By 54.99% Their Shorts

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Brooks Automation Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) had an increase of 54.99% in short interest. BRKS’s SI was 2.16M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 54.99% from 1.39 million shares previously. With 911,900 avg volume, 2 days are for Brooks Automation Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS)’s short sellers to cover BRKS’s short positions. The SI to Brooks Automation Inc’s float is 3.29%. The stock decreased 1.98% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $25.7. About 579,788 shares traded. Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) has risen 28.22% since April 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.67% the S&P500.

Train Babcock Advisors Llc decreased Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (DNKN) stake by 9.2% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Train Babcock Advisors Llc sold 4,970 shares as Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (DNKN)’s stock declined 8.30%. The Train Babcock Advisors Llc holds 49,060 shares with $3.16 million value, down from 54,030 last quarter. Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. now has $4.94 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.78% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $59.69. About 714,355 shares traded. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 6.77% since April 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Analysts await Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.52 EPS, down 3.70% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.54 per share. DNKN’s profit will be $43.01 million for 28.70 P/E if the $0.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual EPS reported by Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.75% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 45 investors sold DNKN shares while 91 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 77.82 million shares or 3.17% less from 80.37 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board accumulated 22,300 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc holds 0% or 100 shares in its portfolio. Spark Mgmt Lc reported 70,200 shares stake. Brown Advisory holds 0% or 12,947 shares in its portfolio. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability owns 568,700 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability owns 4,713 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Boston Private Wealth Limited Co invested 0.01% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability Corp reported 554,639 shares. Castleark Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Fred Alger Mngmt invested in 0.02% or 61,043 shares. Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel holds 0.04% or 4,000 shares. Hs Mgmt Ptnrs Limited Company accumulated 591,145 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Llc holds 22,920 shares. Train Babcock Ltd Co stated it has 49,060 shares or 1.39% of all its holdings. Regions Financial accumulated 525 shares.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $28.02 million activity. EMMETT RICHARD J sold $277,110 worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Thursday, February 22. Clare John L. sold $830,324 worth of stock or 13,388 shares. TRAVIS NIGEL sold 23,223 shares worth $1.44 million. Mitchell William M also sold $2.83 million worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) shares. Shares for $293,693 were sold by Murphy Scott.

Among 31 analysts covering Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), 15 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Dunkin Brands has $78.0 highest and $42 lowest target. $58.96’s average target is -1.22% below currents $59.69 stock price. Dunkin Brands had 86 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by RBC Capital Markets. William Blair downgraded Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Tuesday, January 19 to “Market Perform” rating. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $54 target in Friday, February 9 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Friday, October 27 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) earned “Buy” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 16. The firm has “Sell” rating by Evercore given on Tuesday, April 5. As per Thursday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group. Guggenheim downgraded the shares of DNKN in report on Monday, March 7 to “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) rating on Friday, July 28. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $58 target. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 31 report.

Since January 19, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $2.45 million activity. Gray David C also sold $202,160 worth of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) shares. On Friday, January 19 the insider Tenney Maurice H. sold $280,000. Another trade for 5,020 shares valued at $126,805 was sold by Jarzynka David. $224,672 worth of stock was sold by Montone William T. on Friday, January 19. 4,000 shares valued at $120,000 were sold by Joseph Jason on Wednesday, March 21. Another trade for 13,212 shares valued at $383,148 was sold by Robertson Lindon G. Shares for $390,090 were sold by SCHWARTZ STEPHEN S.

Among 8 analysts covering Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Brooks Automation has $38 highest and $9.10 lowest target. $32.88’s average target is 27.94% above currents $25.7 stock price. Brooks Automation had 24 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 6 by Needham. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) rating on Tuesday, January 3. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $17 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 8 report. The stock of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, February 2. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by B. Riley & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, October 9. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 10 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Stephens. The stock has “Hold” rating by Needham on Monday, September 18. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 29 by Needham.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.24 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 35 investors sold Brooks Automation, Inc. shares while 61 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 61.55 million shares or 1.69% less from 62.61 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ruggie Capital accumulated 2,000 shares. 4.92M were reported by Dimensional Fund L P. Gsa Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership invested in 13,888 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Art Ltd Com owns 117,100 shares. Evercore Wealth Management Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 17,760 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Strs Ohio stated it has 44,800 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The United Kingdom-based Ahl Partners Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.04% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Icon Advisers reported 0.18% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Voya Investment Mgmt Limited Company reported 0% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Regions Fin stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). The Pennsylvania-based Glenmede Trust Na has invested 0.15% in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS). Westwood Grp reported 882,810 shares. Jane Street Gp Limited Liability, a New York-based fund reported 8,866 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas invested in 23,717 shares or 0% of the stock. Granahan Inv Management Ma has 0.95% invested in Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) for 506,689 shares.

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