Azenta Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200082753/composite AZTA +0.89% , formerly known as life sciences solutions company Brooks Automation Inc., said Wednesday that its stock will begin trading under a new ticker -- "AZTA" -- after the opening bell. The previous ticker was "BRKS." The company had said on Nov. 16 that it was changing its name to Azenta, following the launch of the Azenta Life Sciences brand, and after announcing in September that it was selling its semiconductor automation business to Thomas H. Lee Partners. The company expects the sale of its chip automation business to be completed in the first half of 2022. The stock has run up 32.5% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.25% has gained 1.0%.