MKS Instruments Stock Forecast, Price & News

-3.59 (-1.84 %)
(As of 04/9/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $191.46
50-Day Range
MA: $172.90
52-Week Range
Now: $191.46
Volume455,181 shs
Average Volume495,812 shs
Market Capitalization$10.57 billion
P/E Ratio38.22
Dividend Yield0.41%
MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, systems, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power, and control critical parameters of manufacturing processes worldwide. Its Vacuum & Analysis segment offers pressure and vacuum control solutions, including direct and indirect pressure measurement; materials delivery solutions comprising flow and valve technologies, as well as integrated pressure measurement and control subsystems, which provide customers with precise control capabilities; power delivery products, such as microwave, power delivery systems, radio frequency matching networks, and metrology products used in providing energy to etching, stripping, and deposition processes; and plasma and reactive gas products. The company's Light & Motion segment offers laser-based systems, such as amplifiers, fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, high-energy pulsed lasers, and tunable lasers; and photonics products comprising optical components, lens assemblies, and vibration isolation solutions, as well as instruments and motion products, such as high-precision motion stages and controls, hexapods, photonics instruments for measurement and analysis, and production equipment for test and measurement. Its Equipment & Solutions segment provides laser-based systems for printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing, including flexible interconnect PCB processing systems and high-density interconnect solutions for rigid PCB manufacturing and substrate processing, as well as passive component multilayer ceramic capacitor testing. The company serves semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, research, and defense markets. It markets and sells its products and services through its direct sales organization, 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Process control instruments
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MKSI
Year Founded1961



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.90 billion
Cash Flow$7.86 per share
Book Value$37.12 per share


Net Income$140.39 million


Market Cap$10.57 billion
Next Earnings Date4/27/2021 (Estimated)


MKSI Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
April 6, 2021 |
MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) Sets New 1-Year High at $193.07
April 1, 2021 |
Coherent Will Merge With II-VI in a $6.3 Billion Deal
March 25, 2021 |
MKS Instruments Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:MKSI)
March 18, 2021 |
MKS Instruments Confirms Revised Offer To Buy Coherent For $250/shr
March 10, 2021 |
Analyzing MKS Instruments's Ex-Dividend Date
February 18, 2021 |
Coherent To Engage In Discussions With II-VI
February 16, 2021 |
Coherent gets a third merger offer, this time for $6.5B
February 12, 2021 |
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Overall MarketRank

2.09 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

46th out of 1,549 stocks

Process Control Instruments Industry

2nd out of 25 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.4Community Rank: 3.2Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-3.59 (-1.84 %)
(As of 04/9/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) Frequently Asked Questions

Is MKS Instruments a buy right now?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MKS Instruments in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" MKS Instruments stock.
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Are investors shorting MKS Instruments?

MKS Instruments saw a increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 26th, there was short interest totaling 889,400 shares, an increase of 22.0% from the February 11th total of 729,200 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 467,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days.
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When is MKS Instruments' next earnings date?

MKS Instruments is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 27th 2021.
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How were MKS Instruments' earnings last quarter?

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 27th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $2.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.02 by $0.32. The scientific and technical instruments company had revenue of $660 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $602.94 million. MKS Instruments had a net margin of 12.78% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.49%. MKS Instruments's revenue was up 32.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.20 EPS.
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How has MKS Instruments' stock 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 (WHO). Since then, MKSI stock has increased by 113.5% and is now trading at $191.46.
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How often does MKS Instruments pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for MKS Instruments?

MKS Instruments declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 10th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, March 5th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 19th.
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Is MKS Instruments a good dividend stock?

MKS Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.41%. MKS Instruments does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of MKS Instruments is 17.70%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MKS Instruments will have a dividend payout ratio of 9.49% next year. This indicates that MKS Instruments will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has MKS Instruments issued on next quarter's earnings?

MKS Instruments issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 27th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.96-2.36 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.96. The company issued revenue guidance of $625-675 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $603.56 million.

What price target have analysts set for MKSI?

10 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for MKS Instruments' stock. Their forecasts range from $120.00 to $207.00. On average, they anticipate MKS Instruments' share price to reach $180.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.0%.
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Who are MKS Instruments' key executives?

MKS Instruments' management team includes the following people:
  • Dr. John T. C. Lee, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58, Pay $1.11M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Seth H. Bagshaw, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 61, Pay $979.37k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Kathleen F. Burke, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. James Alan Schreiner, Sr. VP & COO (Age 59) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. David Ryzhik, VP of Investor Relations
  • Maryann Naddy, Sr. Director of Corp. Marketing
  • Mr. David Philip Henry, Sr. VP of Marketing & Project Management (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Jennifer J. Reilly, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Dr. Mark Milton Gitin, Sr. VP and GM of Light & Motion Division
  • Mr. Francis J. Tan, Sr. VP of Strategic Devel. (LinkedIn Profile)

What is John T.C. Lee's approval rating as MKS Instruments' CEO?

6 employees have rated MKS Instruments CEO John T.C. Lee on John T.C. Lee has an approval rating of 77% among MKS Instruments' employees.

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).

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.01%) and Canandaigua National Corp (0.00%). 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 Pacer Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold MKS Instruments company stock in the last year include Elizabeth Mora, Gerard G Colella, and Seth H Bagshaw.
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Which institutional investors are buying MKS Instruments stock?

MKSI stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and Canandaigua National Corp.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is MKS Instruments' stock price today?

One share of MKSI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $191.46.

How much money does MKS Instruments make?

MKS Instruments has a market capitalization of $10.57 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.

How many employees does MKS Instruments have?

MKS Instruments employs 5,400 workers across the globe.

Does MKS Instruments have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of MKS Instruments: Alter Power Systems, Beijing Newport Spectra-Physics Technologies Co. Ltd., Brooks Automation - Granville-Phillips, ESI China Inc., ESI Electronic Equipment (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., ESI International Corporation, ESI Japan K.K., ESI Korea Inc., ESI Vietnam Company Limited, Electro Scientific Industries, Electro Scientific Industries Europe Ltd, Electro Scientific Industries GmbH, Electro Scientific Industries Inc., Electro Scientific Industries Singapore Pte. Ltd., Eolite Systems SAS, High Q Laser GmbH, Ion Systems Inc, MKS Denmark ApS, MKS German Holding GmbH, MKS Instruments (China) Company Ltd., MKS Instruments (Hong Kong) Limited, MKS Instruments (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., MKS Instruments Deutschland GmbH, MKS Instruments ESI Switzerland GmbH, MKS Instruments Holdings Ltd, MKS Instruments Israel Ltd., MKS Instruments Italy S.r.l., MKS Instruments Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., MKS Instruments UK Limited, MKS Japan Inc., MKS Korea Ltd., MKS Spectra Holdings Limited, MKS Taiwan Technology Limited, Micro-Controle Spectra-Physics S.A.S., Newport Corporation, Newport Instruments Canada Corporation, Newport Laser Holding GmbH, Newport Ophir Holdings Ltd., Newport Opto-Electronics Technologies (Korea) LLC, Newport Opto-Electronics Technologies (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Newport Opto-Electronics Technologies (Wuxi) Company Limited, Newport Spectra-Physics B.V., Newport Spectra-Physics GmbH, Newport Spectra-Physics Limited, Novx Corp, Ophir Japan Ltd., Ophir Optics S.R.L., Ophir Optronics GmbH, Ophir Optronics Ltd., Ophir Optronics Solutions Ltd., Ophir Spiricon Europe GmbH, Ophir-Spiricon LLC, Plasmart, Precisive, Spectra-Physics K.K., Umetrics, V-Gen Ltd., Wenzel Instruments, and Yield Dynamics.

When was MKS Instruments founded?

MKS Instruments was founded in 1961.

What is MKS Instruments' official website?

The official website for MKS Instruments is

Where are MKS Instruments' headquarters?

MKS Instruments is headquartered at 2 TECH DRIVE SUITE 201, ANDOVER MA, 01810.

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 4/10/2021 by Staff
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