How Analysts Feel About MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI)?

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in 2018 Q2. Its down 0.18, from 1.24 in 2018Q1. It dived, as 44 investors sold MKS Instruments, Inc. shares while 123 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 48.79 million shares or 3.23% less from 50.42 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Dubuque National Bank &, a Iowa-based fund reported 1,174 shares. Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Tower Lc (Trc) owns 1,416 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Cornerstone owns 7 shares. Profund Advisors Ltd Liability holds 0.07% or 18,441 shares in its portfolio. Sterling Ltd Com owns 16,873 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Franklin Resources Incorporated stated it has 145,508 shares. Hillsdale Invest Mgmt Inc accumulated 0.21% or 18,300 shares. 2,302 were reported by Suntrust Banks Inc. Natixis Advsr Limited Partnership reported 12,022 shares. 1.13M are held by Neuberger Berman Limited Co. Alps Inc holds 5,475 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 17,867 are owned by Boothbay Fund Management Ltd Limited Liability Company. Swiss Bank & Trust invested in 0.01% or 95,300 shares. Plante Moran Advsrs Limited Company accumulated 20 shares.

Since June 6, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $34,688 activity. Shares for $58,997 were sold by HANLEY PETER on Wednesday, June 6. Another trade for 750 shares valued at $75,151 was sold by Moloney Jacqueline F. 375 shares were sold by Mora Elizabeth, worth $34,688.

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. MKS Instruments had 7 analyst reports since June 18, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, July 30. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, October 25 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Thursday, June 21 the stock rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 25. As per Friday, July 13, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MKSI in report on Monday, June 18 with “Buy” rating. Below is a list of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) latest ratings and price target changes.

25/10/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $135 New Target: $112 Maintain
25/09/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $118 New Target: $101 Maintain
30/07/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $122 New Target: $118 Maintain
13/07/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $130 New Target: $122 Maintain
21/06/2018 Broker: Benchmark Rating: Buy New Target: $140.0000 Maintain
20/06/2018 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Buy New Target: $125.0000
18/06/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $147 New Target: $155 Maintain

The stock decreased 6.34% or $4.6 during the last trading session, reaching $67.96. About 572,947 shares traded or 15.37% up from the average. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has declined 5.76% since December 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.38% the S&P500.

MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, deliver, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of manufacturing processes worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.67 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Vacuum & Analysis and Light & Motion. It has a 9.4 P/E ratio. The Vacuum & Analysis segment provides analytical and control solutions products, including gas analyzers, automation control products, IO modules, automation software, data analytics software, and precision machined components and electromechanical assemblies; and materials delivery solutions products comprising flow and valve technologies, as well as integrated pressure measurement and control subsystems to provide clients with precise control capabilities that are optimized for a given application.

More notable recent MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Electro Scientific Industries sells for $1B – Portland Business Journal” on October 30, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) CEO Gerald Colella on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on July 25, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “MKS Instruments (MKSI) Up 3.9% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue? – Nasdaq” on November 22, 2018. More interesting news about MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “MKS Instruments Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Nasdaq:MKSI – GlobeNewswire” published on October 30, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Validea Joel Greenblatt Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 12/8/2018 – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 08, 2018.

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