How Analysts Rated MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Last Week?

January 20, 2018 - By Jacob Falcon

 How Analysts Rated MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Last Week?
Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 21 investors sold MKS Instruments, Inc. shares while 99 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 51.02 million shares or 0.62% less from 51.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Arizona State Retirement Systems accumulated 0.03% or 28,176 shares. Commonwealth Equity invested in 0% or 2,975 shares. 7,442 were reported by Koch Indus Incorporated. Piedmont Inv Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.02% or 11,824 shares. Invesco holds 0.04% or 1.18 million shares. Kbc Grp Incorporated Nv reported 16,491 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 0.01% or 28,485 shares. Stifel Fincl, a Missouri-based fund reported 7,521 shares. Alps Inc owns 5,475 shares. Oakworth Capital invested in 273 shares. Walleye Trading Limited Com invested in 1,635 shares or 0% of the stock. Credit Agricole S A has 0% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 14,542 shares. Panagora Asset Management holds 29,967 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Ameriprise Fincl Incorporated has 0.02% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 422,076 shares. American Int Group Inc has invested 0.01% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI).

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $3.66 million activity. $1.02M worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) was sold by BAGSHAW SETH H. The insider Quirk Brian Charles sold $158,600. Another trade for 300 shares valued at $24,945 was sold by HANLEY PETER. Werth Dennis L sold $352,563 worth of stock or 3,639 shares. 300 MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) shares with value of $24,840 were sold by Mora Elizabeth.

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 10 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 12. Dougherty & Company maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, June 13 report. Dougherty & Company upgraded MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) rating on Tuesday, January 24. Dougherty & Company has “Buy” rating and $75 target. Dougherty & Company maintained MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Pacific Crest on Monday, January 4. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, May 12. The rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company on Monday, May 2 with “Buy”. Below is a list of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) latest ratings and price target changes.

26/10/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: $104 New Target: $116 Maintain

The stock increased 2.29% or $2.4 during the last trading session, reaching $107. About 669,982 shares traded. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has risen 119.33% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 102.63% 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 $5.81 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Vacuum & Analysis and Light & Motion. It has a 19.14 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.

Another recent and important MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “MKS Instruments Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Earnings …” on January 16, 2018.

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