MKS Instruments (MKSI) Receives a Buy from Benchmark Co.

By Carrie Williams

Benchmark Co. analyst Mark Miller maintained a Buy rating on MKS Instruments (MKSIResearch Report) today and set a price target of $111. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $89.89.

According to, Miller is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 21.2% and a 67.0% 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 Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $103.67.

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Based on MKS Instruments’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending December 31, the company reported a quarterly net profit of $71.64 million. In comparison, last year the company had a net profit of $77.64 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.