MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) Shares Sold by Caxton Associates LP

Caxton Associates LP cut its stake in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) by 6.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,100 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 400 shares during the period. Caxton Associates LP’s holdings in MKS Instruments were worth $411,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Airain ltd boosted its position in shares of MKS Instruments by 44.8% in the second quarter. Airain ltd now owns 28,032 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,887,000 after acquiring an additional 8,677 shares during the last quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. boosted its position in shares of MKS Instruments by 97.0% in the first quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. now owns 9,866 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $678,000 after acquiring an additional 4,859 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of MKS Instruments by 50,850.9% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,584,897 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $452,712,000 after acquiring an additional 6,571,973 shares during the last quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL boosted its position in shares of MKS Instruments by 2.0% in the second quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 25,700 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,730,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in shares of MKS Instruments by 11.2% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 104,905 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $7,062,000 after acquiring an additional 10,601 shares during the last quarter. 95.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ MKSI) opened at 97.25 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $88.69 and its 200-day moving average is $79.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.28 billion, a PE ratio of 20.20 and a beta of 1.13. MKS Instruments, Inc. has a 12 month low of $46.51 and a 12 month high of $98.50.

MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.41 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.41. The business had revenue of $481.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $463.86 million. MKS Instruments had a return on equity of 19.47% and a net margin of 15.47%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 47.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.72 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that MKS Instruments, Inc. will post $5.44 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating on shares of MKS Instruments in a research report on Sunday, October 1st. KeyCorp reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $100.00 target price on shares of MKS Instruments in a research report on Saturday, September 16th. BidaskClub raised shares of MKS Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG assumed coverage on shares of MKS Instruments in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $84.00 target price on the stock. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $95.50.

In related news, Director Peter Hanley sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.22, for a total value of $83,220.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 3,372 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $280,617.84. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP Brian Charles Quirk sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.30, for a total value of $158,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 15,785 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,251,750.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 11,100 shares of company stock valued at $935,105. 1.65% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

MKS Instruments 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI)

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