MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Director Elizabeth Mora sold 300 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.10, for a total value of $28,230.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.
MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) opened at $89.50 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,860.00, a P/E ratio of 17.67, a P/E/G ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 3.10 and a current ratio of 4.23. MKS Instruments, Inc. has a 52 week low of $55.80 and a 52 week high of $110.60.
MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.46 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $486.27 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $476.24 million. MKS Instruments had a return on equity of 21.21% and a net margin of 16.97%. The firm’s revenue was up 27.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.88 EPS. research analysts predict that MKS Instruments, Inc. will post 5.89 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Monday, November 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 24th. This is an increase from MKS Instruments’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.80%. MKS Instruments’s payout ratio is 12.88%.
MKSI has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Dougherty & Co boosted their price target on MKS Instruments from $106.00 to $115.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Deutsche Bank boosted their price target on MKS Instruments from $104.00 to $116.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price target (up from $98.00) on shares of MKS Instruments in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub downgraded MKS Instruments from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded MKS Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. MKS Instruments presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $109.75.
Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in MKSI. Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of MKS Instruments by 71.9% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 2,063 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $139,000 after acquiring an additional 863 shares during the period. Krilogy Financial LLC bought a new position in shares of MKS Instruments during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $144,000. Creative Planning grew its stake in shares of MKS Instruments by 22.8% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,239 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $151,000 after acquiring an additional 416 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in shares of MKS Instruments by 12.8% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,482 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $167,000 after acquiring an additional 281 shares during the period. Finally, Good Life Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of MKS Instruments during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Institutional investors own 95.54% of the company’s stock.
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MKS Instruments Company Profile
MKS Instruments, Inc is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measures, controls, powers, delivers, monitors and analyzes critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes. The Company operates through two segments, including the Vacuum & Analysis segment and the Light & Motion segment.
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