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Shares of Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fifteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, Stock Ratings Network reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $25.60.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Bruker from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday. They now have a $25.40 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on shares of Bruker in a research note on Thursday, July 17th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at ISI Group downgraded shares of Bruker from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 8th. They now have a $25.50 price target on the stock.

Shares of Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR) traded down 0.25% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $20.08. The stock had a trading volume of 63,938 shares. Bruker has a 52-week low of $17.75 and a 52-week high of $24.93. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $22.97 and a 200-day moving average of $22.18. The company has a market cap of $3.369 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.86.

Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $457.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $457.90 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.18 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Bruker will post $0.80 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) is a global manufacturer of scientific instruments that address the rapidly evolving needs of a diverse array of customers in life science, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical and molecular diagnostics research, as well as in materials and chemical analysis in various industries and government applications.

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