Media stories about MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MKS Instruments earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.3831612524348 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- MKS Instruments, Inc. (NasdaqGS:MKSI) Piotroski F-Score In Focus – Dunbar Standard (dunbarstandard.com)
- Why MKS Instruments is a Must-Add Stock to Your Portfolio? (finance.yahoo.com)
- MKS Instruments (MKSI) Rating Increased to Strong-Buy at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- IWM, GRUB, SAGE, MKSI: Large Outflows Detected at ETF – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of MKS Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of MKS Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $133.00 price target on shares of MKS Instruments in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Dougherty & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of MKS Instruments in a research report on Sunday, February 4th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating on shares of MKS Instruments in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. MKS Instruments currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $116.60.
MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.08. MKS Instruments had a net margin of 17.70% and a return on equity of 22.51%. The company had revenue of $512.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $500.22 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.05 EPS. MKS Instruments’s quarterly revenue was up 26.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that MKS Instruments will post 7.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Investors of record on Monday, February 26th were given a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 23rd. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.58%. MKS Instruments’s payout ratio is presently 11.09%.
In other MKS Instruments news, COO John Tseng-Chung Lee sold 13,432 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $115.38, for a total transaction of $1,549,784.16. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 1,601 shares in the company, valued at approximately $184,723.38. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Seth H. Bagshaw sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $102.07, for a total transaction of $1,020,700.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 11,766 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,200,955.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 59,652 shares of company stock worth $6,362,877 in the last quarter. 1.65% of the stock is owned by corporate 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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