MKS Instruments (MKSI) Earns Daily News Impact Score of 0.21

Press coverage about MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MKS Instruments earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.0166001716943 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of MKS Instruments (MKSI) traded up $0.20 during trading on Friday, reaching $96.20. 284,600 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 576,956. The company has a market cap of $5,220.00, a P/E ratio of 17.21, a P/E/G ratio of 1.00 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 4.23 and a quick ratio of 3.10. MKS Instruments has a one year low of $60.40 and a one year high of $110.60.

MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.56 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the 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 net margin of 16.97% and a return on equity of 21.21%. MKS Instruments’s quarterly revenue was up 27.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.88 EPS. analysts anticipate that MKS Instruments will post 5.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on MKSI. BidaskClub downgraded shares of MKS Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of MKS Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Dougherty & Co boosted their price objective on shares of MKS Instruments from $106.00 to $115.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on shares of MKS Instruments from $104.00 to $116.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective (up previously from $98.00) on shares of MKS Instruments in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $109.75.

In related news, Director Elizabeth Mora sold 300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.10, for a total value of $28,230.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Gerard G. Colella sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.26, for a total transaction of $476,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 5,025 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $478,681.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 23,252 shares of company stock valued at $2,331,887 in the last ninety days. 1.65% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About MKS Instruments

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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