Insider Selling: Kastner Marc A, Bruker Corporation [BRKR] Director divested 11,146 shares


Investors can speculate about the future of a stock by watching how its insiders buy and sell stocks. Bruker Corporation shares valued at $838,402 were sold by Kastner Marc A on May 19. At $75.22 per share, Kastner Marc A sold 11,146 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 8,051 shares worth approximately $0.57 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, LAUKIEN FRANK H sold 14,625 shares, netting a total of over 1,069,174 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $73.11 each, the insider now holds 38,180,634 shares.

Before that, LAUKIEN FRANK H had sold 185,375 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $13,485,866, the PRESIDENT & CEO traded Bruker Corporation shares for $72.75 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 185,375 shares, worth approximately $2.71 billion.

Analyzing BRKR Stock Performance

On Thursday, Bruker Corporation [NASDAQ: BRKR] plunged -0.25% to $70.82. The stock’s lowest price that day was $70.2875, but it reached a high of $71.40 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -4.98%. Over the course of the year, Bruker Corporation shares have jumped approximately 3.61%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $84.84 on 05/04/23 and a 52-week low of $64.05 on 01/09/23. A 50-day SMA is recorded $77.30, while a 200-day SMA reached $67.61. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 0.81 million shares from 1.66 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Bruker Corporation (BRKR)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 70.27, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 69.72. In the upper region, resistance lies at 71.38. The next price resistance is at 71.95. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 33.99 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -2.65, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 77.05%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at buying indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Bruker Corporation subject to short interest?

Stocks of Bruker Corporation saw a sharp rise in short interest on Apr 27, 2023 jumping by 0.12 million shares to 3.74 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Mar 30, 2023 was 3.62 million shares. A jump of 3.21% in short interest reflects a negative sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 4.24 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) jumped to 4.24.

Which companies own the most shares of Bruker Corporation (BRKR)?

According to T. Rowe Price Investment Manageme filings, the company currently owns 14,691,904 shares, which is about 10.01% of the total BRKR shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have plunged by -1,676,240 from its previous 13-F filing of 16368144.0 shares. With the completion of the buy transaction, The Vanguard Group, Inc.’s stake is now worth $868,614,916. BlackRock Fund Advisors reduced a -1.61% interest valued at $776.02 million while Fidelity Management & Research Co sold a -394,548 stake. A total of 60,953 shares of Bruker Corporation were sold by Massachusetts Financial Services during the quarter, and 71,574 were bought by SSgA Funds Management, Inc. In its current portfolio, MFS International holds 2,865,921 shares valued at $226.78 million.

In terms of Bruker Corporation share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $86.80 in the next 12 months, up nearly 26.06% from the previous closing price of $71.00. Analysts anticipate Bruker Corporation stock to reach $98.00 by 2023, with the lowest price target being $73.00. In spite of this, 10 analysts ranked Bruker Corporation stock as an Overweight at the end of 2023.


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