NASDAQ:MKSI - MKS Instruments Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$104.40 +0.45 (+0.43 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 01:13 PM ET)
Previous Close$105.15
Today's Range$103.05 - $105.60
52-Week Range$65.90 - $128.28
Volume32,307 shs
Average Volume643,299 shs
Market Capitalization$5.63 billion
P/E Ratio17.34
Dividend Yield0.78%
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

Industry Process control instruments
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.20
Current Ratio4.49
Quick Ratio3.24


Trailing P/E Ratio17.34
Forward P/E Ratio12.50
P/E Growth0.92

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.92 billion
Price / Sales2.98
Cash Flow$7.8733 per share
Price / Cash13.26
Book Value$29.26 per share
Price / Book3.57


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.96
Net Income$339.13 million
Net Margins18.65%
Return on Equity23.94%
Return on Assets15.44%


Outstanding Shares54,680,000

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 Thursday, May 10th. Investors of record on Monday, May 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, June 8th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 24th. This is a positive change from MKS Instruments's previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. View MKS Instruments' Dividend History.

How were MKS Instruments' earnings last quarter?

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $2.07 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.00 by $0.07. The scientific and technical instruments company had revenue of $554 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $530.68 million. MKS Instruments had a return on equity of 23.94% and a net margin of 18.65%. The business's revenue was up 26.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.27 EPS. View MKS Instruments' Earnings History.

When is MKS Instruments' next earnings date?

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

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

MKS Instruments updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, April, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.09-2.36 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.06. The company issued revenue guidance of $550 -590 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $541.38 million.

What price target have analysts set for MKSI?

6 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for MKS Instruments' stock. Their predictions range from $100.00 to $155.00. On average, they anticipate MKS Instruments' stock price to reach $130.8333 in the next twelve months. 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?

News stories about MKSI stock have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MKS Instruments earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.47 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are MKS Instruments' major shareholders?

MKS Instruments' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.27%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.16%), Prudential Financial Inc. (2.08%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (2.00%), Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC (1.79%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.68%). 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 Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Millennium Management LLC, Cortina Asset Management LLC, Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel LLC, Columbus Circle Investors, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Loomis Sayles & Co. L P and Redwood Investments LLC. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Principal Financial Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, BlackRock Inc., Westwood Holdings Group Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC and Penserra Capital Management LLC. 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 $104.40.

How big of a company is MKS Instruments?

MKS Instruments has a market capitalization of $5.63 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 (MKSI)

Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  241 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  126 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  367
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This page was last updated on 6/20/2018 by Staff

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