MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) Volatility At 3.67%, Should You Add A Position?

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is 10.93% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $63.44 and a high of $115.29 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 $108.04 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 6.07%.

Currently trading at $114.11, the stock is 5.85% and 15.57% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.11 million and changing 5.62% at the moment leaves the stock 23.25% off its SMA200. MKSI registered 6.61% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 17.74%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $3.24 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of -$10.00.

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The stock witnessed a 10.61% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 67.29%, and is 5.41% up 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 3.67% over the week and 3.04% over the month.

MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) has around 10900 employees, a market worth around $7.63B and $3.62B in sales. Fwd P/E is 16.74. Profit margin for the company is -50.80%. Distance from 52-week low is 79.87% and -1.02% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-24.96%).

MKS Instruments, Inc. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.81 with sales reaching $852.31M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 0.11% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 1.40% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 10.70% in year-over-year returns.

461 institutions hold shares in MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI), with institutional investors hold 104.16% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 66.60M, and float is at 66.44M with Short Float at 3.52%. Institutions hold 103.41% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Capital International Investors with over 6.94 million shares valued at $750.33 million. The investor’s holdings represent 10.38% of the MKSI Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Vanguard Group Inc with 6.67 million shares valued at $720.6 million to account for 9.97% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 5.72 million shares representing 8.55% and valued at over $618.15 million, while Victory Capital Management Inc. holds 6.10% of the shares totaling 4.08 million with a market value of $440.67 million.

MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) Insider Activity

A total of 6 insider transactions have happened at MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 5 and purchases happening 1 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by COLELLA GERARD G, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that COLELLA GERARD G sold 10,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Jan 22 at a price of $110.00 per share for a total of $1.1 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 78017.0 shares.

MKS Instruments, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jan 02 that Mora Elizabeth (Director) sold a total of 250 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jan 02 and was made at $100.90 per share for $25225.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 17112.0 shares of the MKSI stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 01, Moloney Jacqueline F (Director) disposed off 250 shares at an average price of $82.23 for $20558.0. The insider now directly holds 11,328 shares of MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI).

MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI): Who are the competitors?

One of the company’s main competitors (and peers) include Azenta Inc. (AZTA) that is trading 39.40% up over the past 12 months.Entegris Inc. (ENTG) lies in the list of competitors of the MKS Instruments, Inc. and is 48.94% higher over the same period from MKSICognex Corp. (CGNX) is -32.08% down on the 1-year trading charts.