$1.41 EPS Expected for MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI)

July 18, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

 $1.41 EPS Expected for MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.15, from 1.37 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 15 investors sold MKS Instruments, Inc. shares while 84 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 53.94 million shares or 1.61% less from 54.83 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Ny State Common Retirement Fund reported 94,348 shares stake. Ameritas Prns reported 4,598 shares. Miles Cap holds 0.13% or 3,530 shares in its portfolio. Cantab Prns Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 32,679 shares. Stifel Fincl Corporation invested 0% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Fifth Third National Bank owns 14,213 shares. Massachusetts-based Putnam Invs Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Citadel Limited Liability Co reported 16,883 shares. Federated Invsts Pa has invested 0.04% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Denver Inv Limited Liability accumulated 0.62% or 247,227 shares. Ahl Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership reported 30,546 shares. Moreover, Phocas Financial Corp has 0.79% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Richard Bernstein Limited Liability holds 0.44% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 88,880 shares. Ls Investment Advsrs Ltd Com has 0.01% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 2,025 shares. First Trust Advsr L P invested 0.01% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI).

Since February 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 18 sales for $6.18 million activity. On Monday, February 27 BAGSHAW SETH H sold $502,500 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) or 7,500 shares. Another trade for 250 shares valued at $18,238 was made by HANLEY PETER on Thursday, June 15. On Thursday, May 4 Beecher Gregory R sold $320,253 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) or 3,960 shares. $198,255 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) was sold by COLELLA GERARD G on Friday, May 19. Mora Elizabeth also sold $13,320 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Wednesday, February 1. Lee John Tseng-Chung had sold 14,734 shares worth $1.00M on Wednesday, February 22. $809,544 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) was sold by Abrams John R.

Wall Street await MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) to release earnings on July, 26. Analysts forecast EPS of $1.41, up exactly $0.69 or 95.83 % from 2014’s $0.72 EPS. The expected MKSI’s profit could reach $76.73 million giving the stock 14.04 P/E in the case that $1.41 earnings per share is reported. After posting $1.27 EPS for the previous quarter, MKS Instruments, Inc.’s analysts now forecast 11.02 % EPS growth. It closed at $79.2 lastly. It is down 119.33% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 102.63% the S&P500.

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 9 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MKSI in report on Thursday, May 12 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company with “Buy”. The stock of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 12. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Pacific Crest on Monday, January 4. The firm has “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company given on Monday, May 2. Dougherty & Company upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $75 target in Tuesday, January 24 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, November 23. Dougherty & Company maintained it with “Buy” rating and $46 target in Monday, June 13 report.

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 has market cap of $4.31 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions, including the Vacuum & Analysis segment and the Light & Motion segment. It has a 28.4 P/E ratio. The Vacuum & Analysis segment provides a range of instruments, components, subsystems and software, which are derived from its core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, residual gas analysis, leak detection, control and information technology, ozone generation and delivery, radio frequency and direct current (DC) power, reactive gas generation and vacuum technology.

More important recent MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “MKS Instruments Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call” on July 11, 2017, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “MKS Instruments Successfully Completes Third Repricing of Secured Term Loan”, Nasdaq.com published: “Oversold Conditions For MKS Instruments (MKSI)” on June 29, 2017. More interesting news about MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “MKS Instruments – Great Business On Sale, Waiting For A Bigger Opportunity” with publication date: July 04, 2017.

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