MKS Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is 2.74% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $64.77 and a high of $163.89 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The MKSI stock was last observed hovering at around $89.00 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -1.95% off its average median price target of $114.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 24.3% off the consensus price target high of $115.00 offered by 9 analysts, but current levels are 8.37% higher than the price target low of $95.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $87.05, the stock is -6.77% and -10.78% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.66 million and changing -2.19% at the moment leaves the stock -8.86% off its SMA200. MKSI registered -36.13% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of -7.42%.
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The stock witnessed a -12.54% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 3.31%, and is -6.46% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 4.00% over the week and 3.54% over the month.
MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI) has around 6000 employees, a market worth around $5.97B and $3.55B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 15.01 and Fwd P/E is 14.32. Profit margin for the company is 15.70%. Distance from 52-week low is 34.40% and -46.89% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (15.80%).
MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI) is a “Buy”. 9 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.00, where 1 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 7 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
MKS Instruments Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 04/25/2023.The EPS is expected to grow by 56.40% this year
MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 61.00M, and float is at 57.63M with Short Float at 4.93%.
MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI) Insider Activity
A total of 12 insider transactions have happened at MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 7 and purchases happening 5 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Moloney Jacqueline F, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that Moloney Jacqueline F sold 225 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 01 at a price of $83.86 per share for a total of $18868.0. Following the sale, the insider now owns 9909.0 shares.
MKS Instruments Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 01 that Mora Elizabeth (Director) sold a total of 200 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 01 and was made at $83.86 per share for $16772.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 15893.0 shares of the MKSI stock.
Still, SEC filings show that on Oct 03, Moloney Jacqueline F (Director) disposed off 225 shares at an average price of $84.14 for $18932.0. The insider now directly holds 10,134 shares of MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI).
MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Azenta Inc. (AZTA) that is trading -47.64% down over the past 12 months and Entegris Inc. (ENTG) that is -32.63% lower over the same period. Cognex Corporation (CGNX) is -26.13% down on the 1-year trading charts.