MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) CFO Seth H. Bagshaw sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $102.07, for a total value of $1,020,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 11,766 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,200,955.62. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ MKSI) opened at $97.90 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 3.10, a current ratio of 4.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,310.00, a P/E ratio of 17.51, a P/E/G ratio of 1.00 and a beta of 1.04. MKS Instruments, Inc. has a 52 week low of $60.40 and a 52 week high of $110.60.

MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ 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%. MKS Instruments’s revenue was up 27.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.88 EPS. equities analysts forecast that MKS Instruments, Inc. will post 5.89 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. KeyCorp reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $100.00 target price on shares of MKS Instruments in a research note on Saturday, September 16th. ValuEngine lowered MKS Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 target price (up previously from $98.00) on shares of MKS Instruments in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub lowered MKS Instruments from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 2nd. Finally, Dougherty & Co upped their target price on MKS Instruments from $106.00 to $115.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $109.75.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. raised its holdings in MKS Instruments by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 4,733 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $319,000 after acquiring an additional 135 shares during the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its holdings in MKS Instruments by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 30,847 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $2,076,000 after acquiring an additional 210 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank raised its holdings in MKS Instruments by 3.4% in the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 7,446 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $501,000 after acquiring an additional 244 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its holdings in MKS Instruments by 12.8% in 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 last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. raised its holdings in MKS Instruments by 8.5% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 4,818 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $325,000 after acquiring an additional 379 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.42% 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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