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14 Sep, 2018

Brooks Automation Strives for Life Sciences Leadership

Wise business moves aren’t always recognized immediately, but for Brooks Automation, divesting its semiconductor cryogenics business to Edward Group, an affiliate of Atlas Copco, for $675M in cash delivered a big same-day reward: an immediate pop in its share price of more than 30%. The company has said it plans to use the influx of cash to spur its fast-growing life sciences business. The notable bump in price was just more good news that highlighted the company’s stunning performance overall. Brooks Automation stock is up 49% YTD (2018) and has nearly tripled in the past two years at +189%, making it one of the top performance leaders of the ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index.

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