NASDAQ:MKSI - MKS Instruments Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $89.35 +0.45 (+0.51 %) (As of 08/21/2018 04:07 AM ET)Previous Close$88.90Today's Range$88.60 - $90.5052-Week Range$77.40 - $128.28Volume361,200 shsAverage Volume638,366 shsMarket Capitalization$5.00 billionP/E Ratio14.99Dividend Yield0.89%Beta0.94 Company ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions 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 SymbolNASDAQ:MKSI CUSIP55306N10 Webwww.mksinst.com Phone978-645-5500 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.19 Current Ratio5.03 Quick Ratio3.66 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio14.99 Forward P/E Ratio11.15 P/E Growth0.95 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.92 billion Price / Sales2.56 Cash Flow$7.5978 per share Price / Cash11.76 Book Value$29.26 per share Price / Book3.05 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.96 Net Income$339.13 million Net Margins17.95% Return on Equity25.69% Return on Assets17.22% Miscellaneous Employees4,923 Outstanding Shares54,790,000Market Cap$5.00 billion 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 Tuesday, July 31st. Investors of record on Monday, August 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, September 7th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 24th. View MKS Instruments' Dividend History. How were MKS Instruments' earnings last quarter? MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July, 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $2.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.22 by $0.11. The scientific and technical instruments company earned $573.14 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $567.99 million. MKS Instruments had a net margin of 17.95% and a return on equity of 25.69%. The firm's revenue was up 19.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.41 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, October, 23rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for MKS Instruments. What guidance has MKS Instruments issued on next quarter's earnings? MKS Instruments issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, July, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.60-1.86 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.98. The company issued revenue guidance of $470-510 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $531.25 million. What price target have analysts set for MKSI? 7 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for MKS Instruments' stock. Their predictions range from $115.00 to $155.00. On average, they anticipate MKS Instruments' share price to reach $130.2857 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 45.8% 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 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for MKS Instruments. 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), Esterline Technologies (ESL), Rudolph Technologies (RTEC), Mesa Laboratories (MLAB), Hurco Companies (HURC), Universal Detection Technology (UNDT), Clearsign Combustion (CLIR), Sypris Solutions (SYPR), Elbit Vision Systems (EVSNF), Hickok (HICKA), International Isotopes (INIS) and Electro-Sensors (ELSE). 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 headlines about MKSI stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MKS Instruments earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.62 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for MKS Instruments. 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. (9.22%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.11%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.54%), Royce & Associates LP (1.83%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.70%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.26%). 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 BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Voya Investment Management LLC, Cortina Asset Management LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Emerald Advisers Inc. PA, OppenheimerFunds Inc. and Eagle Asset Management Inc.. 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 institutional investors are buying MKS Instruments stock? MKSI stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Paloma Partners Management Co, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Schroder Investment Management Group, LMR Partners LLP and Trexquant Investment LP. 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 $89.35. How big of a company is MKS Instruments? MKS Instruments has a market capitalization of $5.00 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. 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: 278 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 154 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 432MarketBeat'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. 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