MKS Instruments — The Essentials

Mid-cap Technology company MKS Instruments has moved -2.7% so far today on a volume of 624,651, compared to its average of 762,395. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved -2.2%.

MKS Instruments trades -34.16% away from its average analyst target price of $126.11 per share. The 9 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $90 to $170, and on average have given MKS Instruments a rating of buy.

Anyone interested in buying MKSI should be aware of the facts below:

  • MKS Instruments's current price is -2.9% away from its Graham number of $85.52 (a purchase price with a built-in margin of safety)

  • Based on its trailing earning per share of 7.28, MKS Instruments has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.4 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • MKSI has a forward P/E ratio of 7.0 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (Eps) of $11.87 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of -0.79 — a number near or below 1 signifying that MKS Instruments is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 1.9 compared to its sector average of 5.57

  • MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, systems, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power, and control critical parameters of manufacturing processes worldwide.

  • Based in Andover, the company has 6,000 full time employees and a market cap of $4,604,752,384. MKS Instruments currently returns an annual dividend yield of 0.9%.

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