Alert: Negative Investment/Fundamental Signals (1/13/20)-MKS Instruments Inc (NASDAQ: MKSI)


Extremely significant negative changes in MKS Instruments Inc (NASDAQ: MKSI) investment behavior have recently occurred: negative upside/downside volume developed, and its shorter term price trend turned down.

MKS Instruments Inc (NASDAQ: MKSI) suffers from meaningful negative changes in fundamentals: significant quarterly sales deceleration occurred, and significant quarterly earnings deceleration occurred.

In light of these highly negative signals we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of A. We would view the shares with caution pending completion of this review in the next several days.


Current PriceTarget Research Rating

With future capital returns forecasted to be above the cost of capital, MKSI is expected to continue to be a major Value Builder.

MKS Instruments has a current Value Trend Rating of A (Highest Rating). The Value Trend Rating reflects consistent signals from PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s attractiveness. MKS Instruments has a good Appreciation Score of 79 and a very high Power Rating of 96, leading to the Highest Value Trend Rating.

Recent Price Action

MKS Instruments Inc (NASDAQ: MKSI) stock closed at $109.67 on 1/13/20 after an increase of 1.9%. However, this advance was accompanied by unusually low trading volume at 63% of normal. The stock has risen 1.8% during the last week and has been exceptionally strong relative to the market over the last nine months.

About John Lafferty 83343 Articles
During his career, John has developed valuation and stock rating methodologies, managed institutional portfolios and mutual funds, and provided equity research to institutional investors on thousands of companies. He has been Director of Research at PTR since its inception in 2004.

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