Peter Hanley Sold 100 Shares of MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI); Vereit (VER) Shorts Decreased By 0.27%

February 15, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

An insider of the company Mks Instruments Inc, Peter Hanley also its director, disclosed his selling activities with the Security Exchange Commission on February 15, 2018. As published in the document, Peter had unloaded 100 shares of the Massachusetts-based Mks Instruments Inc. The total insider deal was worth $10,706 US Dollars. At the time of the transaction the price of a share was $107.1. Peter Hanley now owns 0.01% of the company’s market cap with ownership of 2,772 shares. 

Vereit Incorporated (NYSE:VER) had a decrease of 0.27% in short interest. VER’s SI was 23.02 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 0.27% from 23.09M shares previously. With 8.95M avg volume, 3 days are for Vereit Incorporated (NYSE:VER)’s short sellers to cover VER’s short positions. The stock increased 1.37% or $0.095 during the last trading session, reaching $7.025. About 4.24 million shares traded. VEREIT, Inc. (NYSE:VER) has declined 16.92% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $107.5. About 222,236 shares traded. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has risen 119.33% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 102.63% the S&P500.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $3.72 million activity. 5,000 shares valued at $476,300 were sold by COLELLA GERARD G on Thursday, December 14. $352,563 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) was sold by Werth Dennis L. BAGSHAW SETH H sold $1.02 million worth of stock. Quirk Brian Charles also sold $210,200 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) shares. 300 shares were sold by HANLEY PETER, worth $24,945 on Wednesday, September 6. On Friday, September 1 Mora Elizabeth sold $24,840 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) or 300 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 company has market cap of $5.84 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Vacuum & Analysis and Light & Motion. It has a 17.45 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. Envestnet Asset Mgmt has invested 0% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Columbus Circle Investors has invested 0.62% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Thomson Horstmann And Bryant Inc holds 0.08% or 6,324 shares. Moreover, Navellier Assocs has 0.2% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Tudor Inv Et Al holds 17,593 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Robecosam Ag has 2,350 shares. Fiera Capital Corp owns 131,389 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Clark Cap Mgmt Group holds 0.47% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) or 148,604 shares. Smithfield Trust Com has 0.01% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 936 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.05% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 10,740 shares. Prudential has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). 388,432 are owned by Wells Fargo And Mn. Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc has invested 1.31% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Brown Advisory invested 0% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). 6,536 are owned by M&T Retail Bank.

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 -3.07% below currents $107.5 stock price. MKS Instruments had 12 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, May 12 report. Dougherty & Company maintained MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) rating on Monday, May 2. Dougherty & Company has “Buy” rating and $45 target. Deutsche Bank maintained MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. The stock of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 23 by Dougherty & Company. Dougherty & Company upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 24 report. The rating was initiated by Pacific Crest with “Overweight” on Monday, January 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $64 target in Wednesday, November 23 report. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 12 by Citigroup.

VEREIT, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $7.01 billion. It owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. It currently has negative earnings. The firm principally invests in retail and office properties.

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