Insider Selling: MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) Director Sells 100 Shares of Stock

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Director Peter Hanley sold 100 shares of MKS Instruments stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.06, for a total value of $10,706.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 2,772 shares in the company, valued at $296,770.32. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Peter Hanley also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, December 5th, Peter Hanley sold 200 shares of MKS Instruments stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.58, for a total value of $18,516.00.

Shares of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ MKSI) traded up $5.75 on Thursday, reaching $107.55. The company had a trading volume of 450,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 592,115. MKS Instruments, Inc. has a 1 year low of $64.45 and a 1 year high of $110.60. The company has a quick ratio of 3.06, a current ratio of 4.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. The company has a market capitalization of $5,840.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.00 and a beta of 1.04.

MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.08. MKS Instruments had a return on equity of 22.51% and a net margin of 17.70%. The firm had revenue of $512.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $500.22 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.05 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 26.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that MKS Instruments, Inc. will post 7.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Investors of record on Monday, February 26th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 23rd. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.67%. MKS Instruments’s dividend payout ratio is 11.69%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. increased its stake in MKS Instruments by 2.9% during the second 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 period. Aperio Group LLC increased its stake in MKS Instruments by 2.9% during the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 17,130 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $1,618,000 after acquiring an additional 489 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc. increased its stake in MKS Instruments by 8.7% during the fourth quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. now owns 7,380 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $697,000 after acquiring an additional 592 shares during the period. CAPROCK Group Inc. increased its stake in MKS Instruments by 26.8% during the fourth quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 2,862 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $275,000 after acquiring an additional 605 shares during the period. Finally, Sit Investment Associates Inc. increased its stake in MKS Instruments by 1.8% during the fourth quarter. Sit Investment Associates Inc. now owns 39,300 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $3,714,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on MKSI shares. Deutsche Bank lifted their price objective on MKS Instruments from $104.00 to $116.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 price objective (up from $98.00) on shares of MKS Instruments in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Dougherty & Co lifted their price objective on MKS Instruments from $106.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. BidaskClub lowered MKS Instruments from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered MKS Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. MKS Instruments currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $116.60.

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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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