NASDAQ:MKSI - MKS Instruments Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $87.76 +0.14 (+0.16 %) (As of 03/20/2019 03:06 AM ET)Previous Close$87.62Today's Range$87.26 - $88.585052-Week Range$56.37 - $127.18Volume590,954 shsAverage Volume628,102 shsMarket Capitalization$4.76 billionP/E Ratio11.21Dividend Yield0.91%Beta1.33 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 CIK1049502 Webwww.mksinst.com Phone978-645-5500Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.18 Current Ratio5.56 Quick Ratio4.10Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio11.21 Forward P/E Ratio13.32 P/E Growth1.11 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.08 billion Price / Sales2.29 Cash Flow$9.5391 per share Price / Cash Flow9.20 Book Value$34.70 per share Price / Book2.53Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.83 Net Income$392.90 million Net Margins18.93% Return on Equity23.96% Return on Assets16.82%Miscellaneous Employees4,851 Outstanding Shares54,198,000Market Cap$4.76 billion Next Earnings Date4/23/2019 (Estimated) 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 25th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, March 8th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 22nd. View MKS Instruments' Dividend History. How were MKS Instruments' earnings last quarter? MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January, 29th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.03. The scientific and technical instruments company had revenue of $460.54 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $440.68 million. MKS Instruments had a net margin of 18.93% and a return on equity of 23.96%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.71 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 Tuesday, April 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for MKS Instruments. What guidance has MKS Instruments issued on next quarter's earnings? MKS Instruments issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, January, 29th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.95-1.18 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.51. The company issued revenue guidance of $400-440 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $449.42 million.MKS Instruments also updated its Q1 2019 guidance to $0.95-1.18 EPS. What price target have analysts set for MKSI? 6 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for MKS Instruments' stock. Their forecasts range from $98.00 to $146.00. On average, they anticipate MKS Instruments' share price to reach $116.1667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 32.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for MKS Instruments. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for MKS Instruments? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MKS Instruments in the last year. There are currently 6 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 negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. MKS Instruments earned a daily sentiment score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of MKS Instruments' key competitors? Some companies that are related to MKS Instruments include Keysight Technologies (KEYS), Cognex (CGNX), Sensata Technologies (ST), Orbotech (ORBK), Mesa Laboratories (MLAB), Rudolph Technologies (RTEC), Hurco Companies (HURC), Hickok (HICKA), International Isotopes (INIS), Clearsign Combustion (CLIR), Sypris Solutions (SYPR), Electro-Sensors (ELSE), Schmitt Industries (SMIT), Winland (WELX) and Elbit Vision Systems (EVSNF). 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), Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Lam Research (LRCX), Applied Materials (AMAT), Intel (INTC), Adobe (ADBE), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). 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. Richard S. Chute, Sec. & Director (Age 80) Who are MKS Instruments' major shareholders? MKS Instruments' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.19%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (3.25%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.73%), Royce & Associates LP (2.60%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.77%) and FMR LLC (1.24%). 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 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 Prudential Financial Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, First Trust Advisors LP, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE and New York State Common Retirement Fund. 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, Peter Hanley and Richard S Chute. View Insider Buying and Selling for MKS Instruments. Which major investors are buying MKS Instruments stock? MKSI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Royce & Associates LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Two Sigma Investments LP, Principal Financial Group Inc., Fisher Asset Management LLC, LSV Asset Management and FMR 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 $87.76. How big of a company is MKS Instruments? MKS Instruments has a market capitalization of $4.76 billion and generates $2.08 billion in revenue each year. The scientific and technical instruments company earns $392.90 million in net income (profit) each year or $7.83 on an earnings per share basis. MKS Instruments employs 4,851 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: 334 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 196 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 530MarketBeat'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 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a stock split?