MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 13th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 26th will be paid a dividend of 0.18 per share by the scientific and technical instruments company on Friday, March 9th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 23rd.

MKS Instruments (MKSI) opened at $101.80 on Wednesday. MKS Instruments has a 52-week low of $64.45 and a 52-week high of $110.60. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,600.48, a P/E ratio of 16.53, a PEG ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 3.06 and a current ratio of 4.21.

MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.63 by $0.08. MKS Instruments had a return on equity of 22.51% and a net margin of 17.70%. The firm had revenue of $512.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $500.22 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.05 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 26.4% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that MKS Instruments will post 7.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on MKSI. Dougherty & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of MKS Instruments in a research report on Sunday, February 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded MKS Instruments from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $119.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. BidaskClub lowered MKS Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine upgraded MKS Instruments from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating on shares of MKS Instruments in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $116.60.

In other MKS Instruments news, VP Dennis L. Werth sold 3,639 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.88, for a total value of $352,546.32. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $406,799.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Gerard G. Colella sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.26, for a total value of $476,300.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 5,025 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $478,681.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 31,139 shares of company stock worth $3,069,492 in the last 90 days. 1.65% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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MKS Instruments Company Profile

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 operates through two segments, including the Vacuum & Analysis segment and the Light & Motion segment.

Dividend History for MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI)

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