MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Monday, April 29th. Analysts expect MKS Instruments to post earnings of $1.07 per share for the quarter. MKS Instruments has set its Q1 2019 guidance at $0.95-1.18 EPS and its Q1 guidance at $0.95-1.18 EPS.

MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 29th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.03. MKS Instruments had a net margin of 18.93% and a return on equity of 23.96%. The company had revenue of $460.54 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $440.68 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.71 EPS. On average, analysts expect MKS Instruments to post $6 EPS for the current fiscal year and $8 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of MKSI stock opened at $100.46 on Monday. MKS Instruments has a one year low of $56.37 and a one year high of $118.75. The stock has a market cap of $5.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.83, a PEG ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.35. The company has a current ratio of 5.56, a quick ratio of 4.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18.

Several analysts recently commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank increased their price objective on shares of MKS Instruments from $100.00 to $115.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of MKS Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 8th. BidaskClub raised shares of MKS Instruments from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 5th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of MKS Instruments from $100.00 to $128.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of MKS Instruments from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $109.75.

In other MKS Instruments news, Director Elizabeth Mora sold 375 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.90, for a total transaction of $31,462.50. Following the transaction, the director now owns 15,037 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,261,604.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.24% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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MKS Instruments Company Profile

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.

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