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MKS Instruments Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.52 (-0.48 %)
(As of 09/25/2020 08:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $107.54
50-Day Range
MA: $116.36
52-Week Range
Now: $107.54
Volume13,148 shs
Average Volume420,446 shs
Market Capitalization$5.93 billion
P/E Ratio25.54
Dividend Yield0.74%
MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power, and control critical parameters of manufacturing processes worldwide. It operates through two segments, Vacuum and Analysis, and Light and Motion. The Vacuum and Analysis segment offers analytical and control solutions, including gas analyzers, automation control products, I/O modules, automation software, and precision machined components and electromechanical assemblies; direct and indirect pressure measurement and integrated process solutions; and materials delivery solutions comprising flow and valve technologies, as well as integrated pressure measurement and control subsystems to provide customers with control capabilities that are optimized for a given application. It also provides delivery, plasma, and reactive gas generation products used in semiconductor and other thin film applications, and medical imaging equipment applications. The Light and Motion segment offers lasers and laser-based systems, such as amplifiers, fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, high-energy pulsed lasers, and tunable lasers, as well as accessories; optics products comprising precision optics, thin-film filters and coatings, replicated mirrors, and ruled and holographic diffraction gratings; and photonics products comprising optical components, lens assemblies, and vibration isolation solutions, as well as three-dimensional non-contact measurement sensors and equipment. It also designs, develops, and manufactures subsystems and subassemblies. The company markets and sells its products and services through its direct sales organization, an international network of independent distributors, and sales representatives, as well as through its Websites and product catalogs. MKS Instruments, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 4.4Community Rank: 3.2Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.43 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Process control instruments
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MKSI



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.90 billion
Cash Flow$7.06 per share
Book Value$37.12 per share


Net Income$140.39 million


Market Cap$5.93 billion
Next Earnings Date10/28/2020 (Estimated)
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(As of 09/25/2020 08:00 PM ET)
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MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) Frequently Asked Questions

How has MKS Instruments' stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

MKS Instruments' stock was trading at $89.69 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MKSI stock has increased by 19.9% and is now trading at $107.54.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of MKS Instruments?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MKS Instruments in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is MKS Instruments' next earnings date?

MKS Instruments is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 28th 2020.
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How were MKS Instruments' earnings last quarter?

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 29th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.62 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.44. The scientific and technical instruments company earned $544.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $491.83 million. MKS Instruments had a return on equity of 14.78% and a net margin of 11.41%. MKS Instruments's revenue for the quarter was up 14.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.09 earnings per share.
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How often does MKS Instruments pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for MKS Instruments?

MKS Instruments announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, September 4th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 21st.
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What guidance has MKS Instruments issued on next quarter's earnings?

MKS Instruments updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 29th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.55-1.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.13. The company issued revenue guidance of $535-585 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $474.04 million.

What price target have analysts set for MKSI?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for MKS Instruments' shares. Their forecasts range from $115.00 to $185.00. On average, they expect MKS Instruments' stock price to reach $139.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 29.8% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting MKS Instruments?

MKS Instruments saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 945,400 shares, an increase of 15.6% from the August 15th total of 817,500 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 390,400 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.4 days.
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Who are some of MKS Instruments' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of MKS Instruments own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other MKS Instruments investors own include Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), Lam Research (LRCX), Applied Materials (AMAT), Alibaba Group (BABA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), AbbVie (ABBV), Intel (INTC), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and Broadcom (AVGO).

Who are MKS Instruments' key executives?

MKS Instruments' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Gerald G. Colella, CEO & Director (Age 62)
  • Dr. John T. C. Lee, Pres & COO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Seth H. Bagshaw, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Dennis L. Werth, Advisor (Age 64)
  • Mr. Richard S. Chute, Sec. & Director (Age 80)

What is MKS Instruments' stock symbol?

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

Who are MKS Instruments' major shareholders?

MKS Instruments' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.50%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (2.40%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (2.22%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (2.21%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (1.87%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.80%). Company insiders that own MKS Instruments stock include Elizabeth Mora, Gerard G Colella, Jacqueline F Moloney, Kathleen Flaherty Burke and Seth H Bagshaw.
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Which institutional investors are selling MKS Instruments stock?

MKSI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Point72 Asset Management L.P., Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., and Nuance Investments LLC. Company insiders that have sold MKS Instruments company stock in the last year include Elizabeth Mora, Gerard G Colella, Jacqueline F Moloney, Kathleen Flaherty Burke, and Seth H Bagshaw.
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Which institutional investors are buying MKS Instruments stock?

MKSI stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Great Lakes Advisors LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, FMR LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Channing Capital Management LLC, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, and Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC.
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is MKS Instruments' stock price today?

One share of MKSI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $107.54.

How big of a company is MKS Instruments?

MKS Instruments has a market capitalization of $5.93 billion and generates $1.90 billion in revenue each year. The scientific and technical instruments company earns $140.39 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.52 on an earnings per share basis. MKS Instruments employs 5,500 workers across the globe.

What is MKS Instruments' official website?

The official website for MKS Instruments is www.mksinst.com.

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]

This page was last updated on 9/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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