NASDAQ:MKSI - MKS Instruments Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$91.65 +0.25 (+0.27 %)
(As of 08/15/2018 02:56 AM ET)
Previous Close$91.40
Today's Range$91.10 - $92.90
52-Week Range$77.40 - $128.28
Volume516,800 shs
Average Volume643,151 shs
Market Capitalization$5.00 billion
P/E Ratio15.38
Dividend Yield0.88%
MKS Instruments logoMKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, deliver, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of manufacturing processes worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Vacuum & Analysis and Light & Motion. The Vacuum & Analysis segment provides analytical and control solutions products, including gas analyzers, automation control products, I/O modules, automation software, and precision machined components and electromechanical assemblies; and materials delivery solutions products comprising flow and valve technologies, as well as integrated pressure measurement and control subsystems to provide customers with precise control capabilities that are optimized for a given application. It also offers power delivery, plasma, and reactive gas generation products used in semiconductor and other thin film applications, and in medical imaging equipment applications; and direct and indirect pressure measurement and integrated process solutions. The Light & Motion segment offers lasers and laser-based systems, including lasers and amplifiers, fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, high-energy pulsed lasers, and tunable lasers, as well as accessories; optics products, such as precision optics, thin-film filters and coatings, replicated mirrors, and ruled and holographic diffraction gratings; and photonics products comprising optical components, vibration, lens assemblies, and isolation solutions, as well as three-dimensional non-contact measurement sensors and equipment. It markets and sells its products and services through global direct sales organization, independent distributors and sales representatives, Websites, and product catalogs. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Process control instruments
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.19
Current Ratio5.03
Quick Ratio3.66


Trailing P/E Ratio15.38
Forward P/E Ratio11.44
P/E Growth0.95

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.92 billion
Price / Sales2.62
Cash Flow$7.7934 per share
Price / Cash11.76
Book Value$29.26 per share
Price / Book3.13


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.96
Net Income$339.13 million
Net Margins17.95%
Return on Equity25.69%
Return on Assets17.22%


Outstanding Shares54,790,000
Market Cap$5.00 billion

MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) Frequently Asked Questions

What is MKS Instruments' stock symbol?

MKS Instruments trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MKSI."

How often does MKS Instruments pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for MKS Instruments?

MKS Instruments declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, September 7th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 24th. View MKS Instruments' Dividend History.

How were MKS Instruments' earnings last quarter?

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July, 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $2.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.22 by $0.11. The scientific and technical instruments company had revenue of $573.14 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $567.99 million. MKS Instruments had a net margin of 17.95% and a return on equity of 25.69%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 19.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.41 earnings per share. View MKS Instruments' Earnings History.

When is MKS Instruments' next earnings date?

MKS Instruments is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 23rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for MKS Instruments.

What guidance has MKS Instruments issued on next quarter's earnings?

MKS Instruments updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, July, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.60-1.86 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.98. The company issued revenue guidance of $470-510 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $531.25 million.

What price target have analysts set for MKSI?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for MKS Instruments' shares. Their predictions range from $115.00 to $155.00. On average, they anticipate MKS Instruments' share price to reach $130.2857 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 42.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for MKS Instruments.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for MKS Instruments?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MKS Instruments in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for MKS Instruments.

Who are some of MKS Instruments' key competitors?

Who are MKS Instruments' key executives?

MKS Instruments' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Gerald G. Colella, CEO & Director (Age 61)
  • Dr. John T. C. Lee, Pres & COO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Seth H. Bagshaw, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 58)
  • Mr. John R. Abrams, Sr. VP of Global Sales (Age 65)
  • Mr. Dennis L. Werth, Sr. VP of Bus. Units (Age 63)

Has MKS Instruments been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about MKSI stock have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MKS Instruments earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also gave news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.69 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for MKS Instruments.

Who are MKS Instruments' major shareholders?

MKS Instruments' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.22%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.11%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.54%), Royce & Associates LP (1.83%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.70%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.26%). Company insiders that own MKS Instruments stock include Brian Charles Quirk, Dennis L Werth, Elizabeth Mora, Gerard G Colella, Gregory R Beecher, Jacqueline F Moloney, John R Abrams, John Tseng-Chung Lee, Peter Hanley, Richard S Chute, Robert R Anderson and Seth H Bagshaw. View Institutional Ownership Trends for MKS Instruments.

Which major investors are selling MKS Instruments stock?

MKSI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Voya Investment Management LLC, Cortina Asset Management LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Emerald Advisers Inc. PA, OppenheimerFunds Inc. and Eagle Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold MKS Instruments company stock in the last year include Brian Charles Quirk, Dennis L Werth, Elizabeth Mora, Gerard G Colella, Jacqueline F Moloney, John R Abrams, John Tseng-Chung Lee, Peter Hanley, Richard S Chute and Seth H Bagshaw. View Insider Buying and Selling for MKS Instruments.

Which major investors are buying MKS Instruments stock?

MKSI stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Paloma Partners Management Co, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, LMR Partners LLP, Trexquant Investment LP, Bank of America Corp DE and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for MKS Instruments.

How do I buy shares of MKS Instruments?

Shares of MKSI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is MKS Instruments' stock price today?

One share of MKSI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $91.65.

How big of a company is MKS Instruments?

MKS Instruments has a market capitalization of $5.00 billion and generates $1.92 billion in revenue each year. The scientific and technical instruments company earns $339.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.96 on an earnings per share basis. MKS Instruments employs 4,923 workers across the globe.

How can I contact MKS Instruments?

MKS Instruments' mailing address is 2 TECH DRIVE SUITE 201, ANDOVER MA, 01810. The scientific and technical instruments company can be reached via phone at 978-645-5500 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for MKS Instruments (NASDAQ MKSI)

Community Ranking:  3.2 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  276 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  152 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  428
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This page was last updated on 8/15/2018 by Staff

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