The Question Is Whether To Buy Or Not To Buy MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that MKS Instruments Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2023 Financial Results.

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Stocks Info

MKS Instruments, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ as a member of the Technology sector and is a part of the Scientific & Technical Instruments industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $114.11 and fluctuated between $115.48 as its day high and $107.97 as its day low. The current market capitalization of MKS Instruments, Inc. is $7.63B. A total of 1.11 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 711.59K shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, MKSI has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 47 BUYs and 24 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 115,856 shares during that period but sold 4,087,129.

In the most recent transaction, COLELLA GERARD G sold 10,000 shares of MKSI for 110.00 per share on Jan 22. After the transaction, the Director now owns 78,017 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jan 02, Mora Elizabeth sold 250 shares at 100.90 per share. MKSI shares that Director owns now total 17,112.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Moloney Jacqueline F disposed of 250 shares on Dec 01 at a per-share price of $82.23. This resulted in the Director holding 11,328 shares of MKSI after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Henry David Philip bought 2,500 shares at $68.34 per share on Nov 07. Company shares held by the EVP, Operations & Corp Mktg now total 11,073.

Dividend

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. MKSI’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/23/2024 when it declared a $0.22 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/8/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/8/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/24/2023. The MKSI stock dividend was $0.22 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MKSI in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $109.33 with high estimates of $130.00 and low estimates of $85.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MKSI has a high of $115.29 and a low of $63.44.

As of this writing, MKSI has an earnings estimate of $MKS Instruments, Inc. per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of Motorola Solutions, Inc. estimates, with a high estimate of $MACOM Technology Solutions Hold per share and a lower estimate of $Masimo Corporation.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. MKSI’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.04B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.03B in debt and $460.00M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $37.01, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $2.89B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MKSI is Buy with a score of 4.50.

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