MKS Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:MKSI) Sentiment Change Report at 1.06

November 10, 2018 - By Clara Lewis

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“Big money” Positions

“Big money sentiment for MKS Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:MKSI) in Q2 2018 decreased to 1.06, revealed SEC filings. That’s down -0.18, from 2018Q1’s 1.24. 177 active investment managers opened new or increased stock positions, while 167 cut down and sold equity positions in MKS Instruments Inc so the sentiment turned negative. These funds own 48.79 million shares, that’s down from 50.42 million shares in 2018Q1. Funds holding MKS Instruments Inc in top 10 changed to 0 from 3 for a decrease of 3. 44 Investors Sold All; 123 Reduced Holdings; 118 increased stakes while 59 active investment managers bought stakes.

Most MKS Instruments Inc Shareholders

As of Q2 2018 Mitchell Capital Management Co has 2.82% invested in MKS Instruments Inc. MKS Instruments Inc’s shareholder Needham Investment Management Llc owns 93,000 shares as of Q2 2018. Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel Llc reported 182,000 shares. The Tennessee-based fund Hays Advisory Llc have invested about 1.39% of the investment manager’s stock portfolio in MKS Instruments Inc. The New York-based fund New Amsterdam Partners Llc Ny looks positive on MKS Instruments Inc, possessing 52,937 shares.

MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, deliver, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of manufacturing processes worldwide.The firm is worth $3.98 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Vacuum & Analysis and Light & Motion.The P/E ratio is 10.52. The Vacuum & Analysis segment provides analytical and control solutions products, including gas analyzers, automation control products, IO modules, automation software, data analytics software, and precision machined components and electromechanical assemblies; and materials delivery solutions products comprising flow and valve technologies, as well as integrated pressure measurement and control subsystems to provide clients with precise control capabilities that are optimized for a given application.

Ticker’s shares touched $72.69 during the last trading session after 3.23% change.Currently MKS Instruments, Inc. is downtrending after 5.76% change in last November 10, 2017. MKSI has also 339,746 shares volume. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 21.38%.

Signature Est & Invest Llc holds 0.08% or 9,333 shs. Pnc Fincl Group invested in 0.01% or 53,532 shs. Ser Automobile Association holds 0% or 10,692 shs in its capital. Convergence Prtn Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 9,098 shs. Manufacturers Life Insur The invested in 87,576 shs or 0.01% of the stock. State Treasurer State Of Michigan invested in 20,100 shs. 3,142 are held by Nomura Holdg Incorporated. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.05% of its capital in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 35,292 shs. The Connecticut-based Zebra Ltd Liability has invested 0.25% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). The Massachusetts-based Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.02% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Franklin Resources holds 145,508 shs. Millennium Ltd has invested 0.07% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). 35,783 are owned by Stifel Fincl. D E Shaw And Co owns 246,061 shs. Clinton Grp Incorporated Incorporated holds 0% or 27,292 shs.

MKS Instruments, Inc. had 7 sales and 0 insider purchases since May 11, 2018. This’s net activity of $346,096. Abrams John R sold $15,663 worth of stock. $58,997 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) shs were sold by HANLEY PETER. Another trade for 375 shs valued at $34,688 was made by Mora Elizabeth on Tuesday, September 4.

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Ratings Coverage

In total 6 analysts cover MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI). “Buy” rating has 6, “Sell” are 0, while 0 are “Hold”. 100% are bullish. 9 are the (NASDAQ:MKSI)’s analyst reports since May 15, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. In Monday, June 18 report Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $155 target. In Friday, July 13 report Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, May 31 the stock has “Buy” rating by Benchmark. On Monday, July 30 the stock of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup. On Tuesday, September 25 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Citigroup. On Thursday, June 21 Benchmark maintained the shares of MKSI in report with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, October 25 the rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight”.

For more MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) news released briefly go to:,,, or The titles are as follows: “MKS Instruments Announces Agreement to Acquire Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.” released on October 30, 2018, “MKS Instruments slides after miss, downbeat guidance” on October 23, 2018, “Election Results May Bring Certainty Back To A Nervous Market” with a publish date: November 06, 2018, “MKS Instruments Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend” and the last “MKS Instruments Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results” with publication date: October 23, 2018.

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