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MKS Instruments (MKSI) Received its Third Buy in a Row

After Stifel Nicolaus and Deutsche Bank gave MKS Instruments (NASDAQ: MKSI) a Buy rating last month, the company received another Buy, this time from Needham. Analyst James Ricchiuti maintained a Buy rating on MKS Instruments today and set a price target of $175.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $111.73.

According to TipRanks.com, Ricchiuti is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 20.7% and a 60.0% success rate. Ricchiuti covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Benchmark Electronics, Teledyne Technologies, and Faro Technologies.

MKS Instruments has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $193.00, a 74.2% upside from current levels. In a report issued on April 13, Deutsche Bank also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $170.00 price target.

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MKS Instruments’ market cap is currently $6.46B and has a P/E ratio of 11.75.

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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. The Vacuum and Analysis segment comprises pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, residual gas analysis, leak detection, control technology, ozone generation and delivery, RF & DC power, reactive gas generation, and vacuum technology components. The Light and Motion segment includes lasers, photonics, sub-micron positioning, vibration control, and optics instruments. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Andover, MA.

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