Inside Trading: Peter Hanley Sold 350 Shares of MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI); Cra International Has 1.26 Sentiment

February 22, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

The well informed man Peter Hanley who is director of Mks Instruments Inc unloaded 350 shares of the Massachusetts-based company having a market value near $40,286 U.S. Dollars which is based on a market stock price of $115.1 for every share. This is not his first insider trade, in the last month, he unloaded another 100 shares worth $10,706 USD. Today, Peter Hanley owns 2,422 shares which make up roughly 0.00% of Mks Instruments Inc’s market cap. This transaction was executed on February 21, 2018. A form which was filed with the (SEC) and free at your disposal here, discloses full details of the transaction.

CRA International, Inc., a consulting company, provides economic, financial, and management consulting services worldwide. The company has market cap of $402.70 million. The firm advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings; and guides firms through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. It has a 35.52 P/E ratio. It provides consulting services, including research and analysis, expert testimony, and support in litigation and regulatory proceedings in the areas of finance, accounting, economics, insurance, and forensic accounting and investigations to corporate clients and attorneys.

Among 6 analysts covering MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. MKS Instruments has $138.0 highest and $42 lowest target. $104.20’s average target is -7.13% below currents $112.2 stock price. MKS Instruments had 12 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, November 23 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) rating on Thursday, February 1. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $133.0 target. The stock of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) earned “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company on Friday, October 23. Citigroup initiated MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Wednesday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. Dougherty & Company maintained MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Monday, May 2 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, June 13 by Dougherty & Company. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Thursday, May 12 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) earned “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company on Tuesday, January 24. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Deutsche Bank.

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 company has market cap of $6.09 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Vacuum & Analysis and Light & Motion. It has a 18.21 P/E ratio. 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.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 selling transactions for $4.82 million activity. Werth Dennis L sold $352,563 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Thursday, December 14. Shares for $10,706 were sold by HANLEY PETER on Wednesday, February 14. Quirk Brian Charles had sold 2,000 shares worth $210,200. $1.02M worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) was sold by BAGSHAW SETH H on Monday, January 8. $1.09M worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) was sold by PHILLIPPY ROBERT J. COLELLA GERARD G sold $963,020 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Friday, January 12. Mora Elizabeth sold 300 shares worth $24,840.

The stock decreased 2.22% or $2.55 during the last trading session, reaching $112.2. About 611,085 shares traded or 0.31% up from the average. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has risen 119.33% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 102.63% the S&P500.

Analysts await MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $1.99 EPS, up 56.69% or $0.72 from last year’s $1.27 per share. MKSI’s profit will be $108.05M for 14.10 P/E if the $1.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.71 actual EPS reported by MKS Instruments, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.37% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 21 investors sold MKS Instruments, Inc. shares while 99 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 51.02 million shares or 0.62% less from 51.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Affinity Wealth holds 0.32% or 7,526 shares in its portfolio. 98,097 were accumulated by Dana. Macquarie Gp Limited reported 0.02% stake. 8,513 are owned by Proshare Ltd Company. Aqr Capital Management Lc stated it has 0.01% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Alps Advisors accumulated 5,475 shares. Hays Advisory Ltd Llc holds 1.62% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) or 59,298 shares. Strs Ohio accumulated 0.02% or 52,300 shares. Sterling Cap Management Limited Liability Co holds 38,095 shares. Prtn Llc has invested 0.4% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Hanson & Doremus Investment Management reported 0.27% stake. Origin Asset Management Limited Liability Partnership reported 0.69% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Brown Advisory Inc accumulated 7,518 shares or 0% of the stock. Silvercrest Asset Grp Ltd Liability reported 1.39 million shares. 2,153 are owned by Suntrust Banks.

Osmium Partners Llc holds 6.42% of its portfolio in CRA International, Inc. for 215,683 shares. Alphaone Investment Services Llc owns 140,482 shares or 1.53% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc has 0.99% invested in the company for 84,986 shares. The Colorado-based Paradice Investment Management Llc has invested 0.94% in the stock. Kestrel Investment Management Corp, a California-based fund reported 60,200 shares.

Analysts await CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.50 earnings per share, up 51.52% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.33 per share. CRAI’s profit will be $4.05M for 24.83 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.70 actual earnings per share reported by CRA International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -28.57% negative EPS growth.

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