NASDAQ:MKSI - MKS Instruments Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $74.16 +1.57 (+2.16 %) (As of 01/21/2019 11:00 AM ET)Previous Close$72.59Today's Range$72.93 - $75.405052-Week Range$56.37 - $128.28Volume705,485 shsAverage Volume615,205 shsMarket Capitalization$4.00 billionP/E Ratio12.44Dividend Yield1.08%Beta1.09 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive MKSI News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for MKSI and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Process control instruments Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:MKSI Previous Symbol CUSIP55306N10 Webwww.mksinst.com Phone978-645-5500Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.19 Current Ratio5.38 Quick Ratio3.86Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.44 Forward P/E Ratio9.53 P/E Growth0.79 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.92 billion Price / Sales2.09 Cash Flow$7.7654 per share Price / Cash Flow9.55 Book Value$29.26 per share Price / Book2.53Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.96 Net Income$339.13 million Net Margins18.76% Return on Equity25.57% Return on Assets17.58%Miscellaneous Employees4,923 Outstanding Shares53,990,000Market Cap$4.00 billion OptionableOptionable 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, October 30th. Investors 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 yield of 1.08%. The ex-dividend date 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, beating the Zacks' 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 return on equity of 25.57% and a net margin of 18.76%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company 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 Tuesday, January 29th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for MKS Instruments. How can I listen to MKS Instruments' earnings call? MKS Instruments will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, January 30th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8772126076. 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 12 month price objectives for MKS Instruments' stock. Their predictions range from $100.00 to $146.00. On average, they expect MKS Instruments' stock price to reach $116.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 57.1% 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 stories about MKSI stock have trended positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. MKS Instruments earned a daily sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of MKS Instruments' key competitors? Some companies that are related to MKS Instruments include Keysight Technologies (KEYS), Sensata Technologies (ST), Cognex (CGNX), Esterline Technologies (ESL), Orbotech (ORBK), Mesa Laboratories (MLAB), Rudolph Technologies (RTEC), Hurco Companies (HURC), Universal Detection Technology (UNDT), Hickok (HICKA), Clearsign Combustion (CLIR), International Isotopes (INIS), Sypris Solutions (SYPR), Electro-Sensors (ELSE) and Schmitt Industries (SMIT). Who are MKS Instruments' key executives? MKS Instruments' management team includes the folowing 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. John R. Abrams, Sr. VP of Global Sales (Age 66)Mr. Dennis L. Werth, Sr. VP of Bus. Units (Age 64) Who are MKS Instruments' major shareholders? MKS Instruments' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.13%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%), Oakbrook Investments LLC (0.01%), Virtu Financial LLC (0.01%) and Navellier & Associates Inc (0.01%). 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 Navellier & Associates Inc, Oakbrook Investments LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and First Hawaiian Bank. Company insiders that have sold MKS Instruments company stock in the last year include Brian Charles Quirk, 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 Virtu Financial LLC, Meeder Asset Management Inc., Cerebellum GP LLC and Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.. 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 $74.16. How big of a company is MKS Instruments? MKS Instruments has a market capitalization of $4.00 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. What is MKS Instruments' official website? The official website for MKS Instruments is http://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] MarketBeat Community Rating for MKS Instruments (NASDAQ MKSI)Community Ranking: 3.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 317 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 180 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 497MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about MKS Instruments and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MKSI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MKSI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why does a company issue an IPO?