MKS Instruments Initiated with a Buy at Benchmark Co.

By Jason Carr

In a report released today, Mark Miller from Benchmark Co. initiated coverage with a Buy rating on MKS Instruments (NASDAQ: MKSI) and a price target of $140. The company’s shares opened today at $115.50.

According to, Miller is a top 25 analyst with an average return of 29.2% and a 77.5% success rate. Miller covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as IPG Photonics Corporation, Axcelis Technologies, and Nanometrics Inc.

MKS Instruments has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $140.

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The company has a one-year high of $128.28 and a one-year low of $65.90. Currently, MKS Instruments has an average volume of 532.7K.

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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.