How to buy Bruker shares | $53.81

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Bruker Corporation is a medical devices business based in the US. Bruker shares (BRKR.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $53.81 – an increase of 2.87% over the previous week. Bruker employs 7,230 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2 billion.

How to buy shares in Bruker

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: BRKR in this case.
  5. Research Bruker shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Bruker shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Bruker's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Bruker's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $53.81, which is 7.86% up on its pre-crash value of $49.58 and 72.58% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $31.18.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Bruker shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $637.84 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,077.28.

Bruker share price

Use our graph to track the performance of BRKR stocks over time.

Bruker shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market close$53.81
52-week range$30.6984 - $55.87
50-day moving average $51.7344
200-day moving average $44.061
Wall St. target price$51.08
PE ratio 53.6858
Dividend yield $0.16 (0.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.012
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Fineco
£2.95
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Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
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0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
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£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
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From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Bruker stock?

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Bruker price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $54.42

1 week (2021-01-14) -7.35%
1 month (2020-12-22) 0.78%
3 months (2020-10-22) 25.83%
6 months (2020-07-21) 29.26%
1 year (2020-01-21) 2.24%
2 years (2019-01-18) 57.65%
3 years (2018-01-19) 54.60%
5 years (2016-01-21) 147.93%

Is Bruker under- or over-valued?

Valuing Bruker stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bruker's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Bruker's P/E ratio

Bruker's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 54x. In other words, Bruker shares trade at around 54x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Bruker's PEG ratio

Bruker's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.64. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Bruker's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Bruker's EBITDA

Bruker's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $335.7 million (£246 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Bruker's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Bruker financials

Revenue TTM $2 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.2%
Gross profit TTM $1 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.18%
Return on equity TTM 17.29%
Profit margin 8.04%
Book value $6.215
Market capitalisation $8.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Bruker shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "BRKR.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.7 million Bruker shares held short by investors – that's known as Bruker's "short interest". This figure is 28.9% down from 2.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Bruker shares can be evaluated.

Bruker's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Bruker's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bruker shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bruker shares traded daily (recently around 547841.06583072). Bruker's SIR currently stands at 3.19. In other words for every 100,000 Bruker shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3190 shares are currently held short.

However Bruker's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bruker shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bruker shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bruker's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bruker shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0258% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bruker shares, roughly 26 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Bruker.

Find out more about how you can short Bruker stock.

Bruker share dividends

16%

Dividend payout ratio: 15.69% of net profits

Recently Bruker has paid out, on average, around 15.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bruker shareholders could enjoy a 0.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bruker's case, that would currently equate to about $0.16 per share.

While Bruker's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Bruker is investing more in its future growth.

Bruker's most recent dividend payout was on 18 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Bruker share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bruker's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.6984 up to $55.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BRKR.US volatility(beta: 1.26)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Bruker's is 1.2646. This would suggest that Bruker's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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Bruker overview

Bruker Corporation manufactures and distributes scientific instruments, and analytical and diagnostic solutions in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Bruker Scientific Instruments (BSI) Life Science, BSI NANO, and Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies. It offers life science tools based on magnetic resonance technology; life science mass spectrometry and ion mobility spectrometry solutions; analytical and process analysis instruments and solutions based on infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy technologies; and radiological/nuclear detectors for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive detection The company also provides X-ray instruments, atomic force microscopy instrumentation, fluorescence optical microscopy instruments, analytical tools for electron microscopes and X-ray metrology, defect-detection equipment for semiconductor process control, and spark optical emission spectroscopy systems, as well as handheld, portable, and mobile X-ray fluorescence spectrometry instruments. In addition, it offers superconducting and non-superconducting materials and devices. The company serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and diagnostics companies; chemical, food and beverage, clinical, and polymer companies; nonprofit laboratories; contract research organizations, academic institutions, medical schools, nonprofit or for-profit forensics, environmental and clinical microbiology laboratories, and hospitals and government departments and agencies, as well as agriculture, and food and beverage safety companies; nanotechnology, semiconductor, and industrial companies; and raw material manufacturers and other businesses through direct sales forces, distributors, independent sales representatives, and other representatives. Bruker Corporation has collaboration with Inscopix. Bruker Corporation was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts.

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