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Technicals and Fundamentals: MKS Instruments (NASDAQ: MKSI)


MKS Instruments is part of the computer hardware industry and is in the technology sector. The company CEO is Gerald G. Colella. MKS Instruments Inc is a provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, deliver, monitor and analyze critical parameters of manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MKSI stock showed a previous change of 1.51% with an open at 80.73 and a close of 80.75. It reached an intraday high of 81.58 and a low of 79.85.

SeekingAlpha:  MKS Instruments -2% on CEO transition


The stock has a market cap of $4.4b with 54.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 53.7m shares. Trading volume reached 380,624 shares compared to its average volume of 583,203 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, MKS Instruments shares returned -5.93% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -14.82%. Over three months, it changed -3.12%. In one year it has changed -29.17% and within that year its 52-week high was 118.75 and its 52-week low was 56.37. MKSI stock is 43.25% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 82.00 and a 50 day moving average of 91.13. Currently MKSI stock is trading -1.53% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

SeekingAlpha:  MKS Instruments -2% on CEO transition


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 7.14 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 11.31. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.07. The TTM EPS is 7.82, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.33. Historically, the PE high was 57.00 and the PE low was 9.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 71.92, which is a decrease of -10.94%.

The dividend per share is currently 0.80, which is a dividend yield of 0.99%. Also, the payout ratio is 10.23%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 92.48, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 12.68%

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.36

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 10.19%, profit margin is 15.13%, price-to-sales is 2.18 and price-to-book is 2.25.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 2  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
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