Analysts who follow MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) on average expect it to gain 11.89% over the next twelve months. Those same analysts give the stock an average rating of Strong Buy.
That average rating earns MKSI an Analyst Ranking of 59, which means it ranks higher than 59 of stocks, based on data compiled by InvestorsObserver.
Why are Analyst Ratings Important?
You can learn a lot about a company from looking at it’s financial statements and comparing them to other companies. Analysts who cover an industry in depth can add even more to your research though. They typically follow a particular sector or industry very closely. They also pay attention to and ask questions on earnings conference calls and other events where they might learn information that does show up in the numbers.
InvestorsObserver takes the average rating from these analysts, and then percentile ranks those averages. This lets you compare stocks in a much more granular way than just seeing the typical five-tiered rating system used on most of Wall Street.
What's Happening With MKS Instruments, Inc. Stock Today?
MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) stock is trading at $175.47 as of 1:52 PM on Wednesday, Mar 24, a rise of $8.36, or 5% from the previous closing price of $167.11. The stock has traded between $172.26 and $179.39 so far today. Volume today is less active than usual. So far 224,129 shares have traded compared to average volume of 570,145 shares.