NASDAQ:MKSI - MKS Instruments Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$67.11 -0.39 (-0.58 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 02:21 AM ET)
Previous Close$67.50
Today's Range$66.99 - $70.66
52-Week Range$66.84 - $128.28
Volume630,900 shs
Average Volume601,015 shs
Market Capitalization$3.67 billion
P/E Ratio11.28
Dividend Yield1.18%
MKS 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
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MKSI
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.19
Current Ratio5.38
Quick Ratio3.86


Trailing P/E Ratio11.28
Forward P/E Ratio8.63
P/E Growth0.73

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.92 billion
Price / Sales1.89
Cash Flow$7.6610 per share
Price / Cash Flow8.76
Book Value$29.26 per share
Price / Book2.29


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.96
Net Income$339.13 million
Net Margins18.76%
Return on Equity25.57%
Return on Assets17.58%


Outstanding Shares53,990,000
Market Cap$3.67 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 26th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, December 7th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 23rd. View MKS Instruments' Dividend History.

How were MKS Instruments' earnings last quarter?

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 23rd. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.88 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.72 by $0.16. The scientific and technical instruments company earned $487 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $492.88 million. MKS Instruments had a net margin of 18.76% and a return on equity of 25.57%. The company's revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.56 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 Wednesday, January 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for MKS Instruments.

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

MKS Instruments updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 23rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.38-$1.64 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.81. The company issued revenue guidance of $420-$460 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $512.30 million.MKS Instruments also updated its Q4 2018 guidance to $1.38-1.64 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for MKSI?

7 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for MKS Instruments' stock. Their forecasts range from $100.00 to $146.00. On average, they anticipate MKS Instruments' share price to reach $116.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 73.6% 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 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for MKS Instruments.

Has MKS Instruments been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about MKSI stock has been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. MKS Instruments earned a news impact score of 2.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

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)

Who are MKS Instruments' major shareholders?

MKS Instruments' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.29%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.21%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.52%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.05%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (2.17%) and Royce & Associates LP (1.97%). 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 institutional investors are selling MKS Instruments stock?

MKSI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., Macquarie Group Ltd., SG Americas Securities LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Mitchell Capital Management Co.. 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 institutional investors are buying MKS Instruments stock?

MKSI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, First Pacific Advisors LP, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. and Victory Capital Management 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 $67.11.

How big of a company is MKS Instruments?

MKS Instruments has a market capitalization of $3.67 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.

What is MKS Instruments' official website?

The official website for MKS Instruments is

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:  309 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  172 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  481
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This page was last updated on 12/12/2018 by Staff

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