NASDAQ:MKSI - MKS Instruments Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $74.58 +0.48 (+0.65 %) (As of 05/24/2019 03:25 PM ET)Previous Close$74.10Today's Range$74.39 - $75.2552-Week Range$56.37 - $118.75Volume14,943 shsAverage Volume624,762 shsMarket Capitalization$4.05 billionP/E Ratio9.52Dividend Yield1.06%Beta1.3 ProfileAnalyst 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, 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Process control instruments Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:MKSI Previous Symbol CUSIP55306N10 CIK1049502 Webhttp://www.mksinst.com/ Phone978-645-5500Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.51 Current Ratio4.59 Quick Ratio2.98Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.52 Forward P/E Ratio13.99 P/E Growth1.18 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.08 billion Price / Sales1.95 Cash Flow$9.3929 per share Price / Cash Flow7.94 Book Value$35.34 per share Price / Book2.11Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.83 Net Income$392.90 million Net Margins15.13% Return on Equity20.38% Return on Assets13.52%Miscellaneous Employees4,851 Outstanding Shares54,357,000Market Cap$4.05 billion Next Earnings Date7/23/2019 (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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 9th. Investors of record on Monday, May 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, June 7th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 23rd. View MKS Instruments' Dividend History. How were MKS Instruments' earnings last quarter? MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April, 29th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.05. The scientific and technical instruments company had revenue of $463.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $460.64 million. MKS Instruments had a return on equity of 20.38% and a net margin of 15.13%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 16.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.07 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, July 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 second quarter earnings guidance on Monday, April, 29th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.89-1.26 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.37. The company issued revenue guidance of $460-510 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $507.96 million.MKS Instruments also updated its Q2 2019 guidance to $0.89-1.26 EPS. What price target have analysts set for MKSI? 8 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for MKS Instruments' shares. Their forecasts range from $101.00 to $128.00. On average, they expect MKS Instruments' share price to reach $114.3750 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 53.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for MKS Instruments. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for MKS Instruments? 8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MKS Instruments in the last year. There are currently 8 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? News stories about MKSI stock have been trending negative on Friday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. MKS Instruments earned a news impact score of -2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely 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), 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), Lam Research (LRCX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Applied Materials (AMAT), NVIDIA (NVDA), Broadcom (AVGO), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Intel (INTC), Paypal (PYPL) and Ultra Clean (UCTT). 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. Dennis L. Werth, Advisor (Age 64)Mr. Richard S. Chute, Sec. & Director (Age 80) Who are MKS Instruments' major shareholders? MKS Instruments' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.14%), Wellington Management Group LLP (5.43%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (3.57%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.37%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (2.61%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.59%). Company insiders that own MKS Instruments stock 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 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 Wells Fargo & Company MN, Renaissance Technologies LLC, FMR LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, Royce & Associates LP, LSV Asset Management, Federated Investors Inc. PA and Ardevora Asset Management LLP. Company insiders that have sold MKS Instruments company stock in the last year include Elizabeth Mora, Jacqueline F Moloney, John R Abrams and Peter Hanley. View Insider Buying and Selling for MKS Instruments. Which institutional investors are buying MKS Instruments stock? MKSI stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd. and Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.. 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 $74.58. How big of a company is MKS Instruments? MKS Instruments has a market capitalization of $4.05 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: 358 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 208 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 566MarketBeat'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. 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