Benchmark Co. Thinks MKS Instruments’ Stock is Going to Recover

By Austin Angelo

In a report released today, Mark Miller from Benchmark Co. maintained a Buy rating on MKS Instruments (NASDAQ: MKSI), with a price target of $100. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $72.21, close to its 52-week low of $67.83.

According to, Miller is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 21.1% and a 65.8% success rate. Miller covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as IPG Photonics Corporation, Axcelis Technologies, and Nanometrics Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on MKS Instruments is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $109.75, a 52.0% upside from current levels. In a report issued on October 23, Stifel Nicolaus also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $146 price target.


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Based on MKS Instruments’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending September 30, the company reported a quarterly net profit of $93.28 million. In comparison, last year the company had a net profit of $75.99 million.

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MKS Instruments, Inc. engages in the provision of instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions to measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze parameters of manufacturing processes. It operates through the Vacuum and Analysis; and Light and Motion segments.