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Latest Technicals: MKS Instruments (NASDAQ: MKSI)


MKS Instruments is in the technology sector and trades as part of the computer hardware industry. 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 4.81% with an open at 72.17 and a close of 74.28. It reached an intraday high of 74.32 and a low of 71.68.

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The stock has a market cap of $4.0b with 54.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 53.7m shares. Trading volume reached 614,652 shares compared to its average volume of 571,455 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 2.05% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -26.04%. Over three months, it changed -12.09%. In one year it has changed -34.93% and within that year its 52-week high was 118.75 and its 52-week low was 56.37. MKSI stock is 31.77% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 80.55 and a 50 day moving average of 88.36. Currently MKSI stock is trading -7.78% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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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 10.40. 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 9.50. 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 71.93, which is a decrease of -3.16%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/29/2019): 0.23
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 01/29/2019): 1.32
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/23/2018): 1.70
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/24/2018): 2.22
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/24/2018): 1.90

The dividend per share is currently 0.80, which is a dividend yield of 1.08%. 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 92.14, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 19.38%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.45.

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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 1.94 and price-to-book is 2.01.

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

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