Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (MTD) Touches $708.58 High on Mar, 17; Mks Instruments (MKSI) Shorts Raised By 30.08%

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The stock of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) reached all time high today, Mar, 17 and still has $758.18 target or 7.00% above today’s $708.58 share price. This indicates more upside for the $17.57B company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $758.18 PT is reached, the company will be worth $1.23B more. The stock increased 1.42% or $9.9 during the last trading session, reaching $708.58. About 217,564 shares traded or 55.98% up from the average. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) has risen 15.60% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.23% the S&P500. Some Historical MTD News: 03/05/2018 – Mettler-Toledo Sees 2018 Adj EPS $20.10-Adj EPS $20.25; 19/04/2018 – DJ Mettler-Toledo International Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MTD); 10/04/2018 – Mettler-Toledo at Deutsche Bank Health Care Conference May 9; 21/05/2018 – Mettler-Toledo Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 02/04/2018 – METTLER-TOLEDO INTERNATIONAL INC MTD.N : MORGAN STANLEY RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $595 FROM $580; 03/05/2018 – METTLER-TOLEDO SEES FY ADJ EPS $20.10 TO $20.25, EST. $20.18; 08/05/2018 – Mettler-Toledo at Deutsche Bank Health Care Conference Tomorrow; 03/05/2018 – Mettler-Toledo 1Q EPS $3.58; 03/05/2018 – METTLER-TOLEDO 1Q ADJ EPS $3.74, EST. $3.73; 15/05/2018 – REG-Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Announces Webcast of Presentation at UBS Global Healthcare Conference

Mks Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:MKSI) had an increase of 30.08% in short interest. MKSI’s SI was 1.57 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 30.08% from 1.21 million shares previously. With 487,800 avg volume, 3 days are for Mks Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:MKSI)’s short sellers to cover MKSI’s short positions. The SI to Mks Instruments Inc’s float is 2.94%. The stock increased 8.98% or $7.23 during the last trading session, reaching $87.74. About 1.10M shares traded or 69.41% up from the average. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has declined 24.73% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.10% the S&P500. Some Historical MKSI News: 09/05/2018 – MKS INSTRUMENTS INC – LEE WILL CONTINUE IN HIS CURRENT ROLE AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER; 28/03/2018 – MKS Instruments Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 24/04/2018 – MKS Instruments Sees 2Q Adj EPS $2.09-Adj EPS $2.36; 10/05/2018 – MKS INSTRUMENTS INC – DIVIDEND REPRESENTS AN 11% INCREASE FROM LAST QUARTER’S DIVIDEND; 24/04/2018 – MKS Instruments Sees 2Q EPS $1.91-EPS $2.18; 22/03/2018 – MKS INSTRUMENTS INC MKSI.O : DEUTSCHE BANK RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $140 FROM $130; 11/05/2018 – Congress Asset Company Buys 1.4% Position in MKS Instruments; 10/05/2018 – MKS INSTRUMENTS BOOSTS QTR DIV/SHR TO 20C FROM 18C, EST. 18C; 23/04/2018 – DJ MKS Instruments Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MKSI); 24/04/2018 – MKS Instruments 1Q EPS $1.90

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 1.01 in 2018Q3. It increased, as 21 investors sold Mettler-Toledo International Inc. shares while 146 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 140 raised stakes. 26.40 million shares or 17.94% more from 22.39 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owns 243 shares. Athena Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 4 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Parametric Port Associates Limited Liability Company has invested 0.09% in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Element Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Co has invested 0.3% in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Moreover, Royal Bancorporation Of Canada has 0.01% invested in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Personal Cap Corp, California-based fund reported 374 shares. Piedmont Advsr stated it has 2,146 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Guggenheim Capital invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Fort L P holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) for 61 shares. Meritage Portfolio Management owns 0.81% invested in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) for 12,599 shares. Amalgamated Bancshares accumulated 3,669 shares. Tower Research Capital Ltd Llc (Trc) reported 686 shares. San Francisco Sentry Group Inc (Ca) accumulated 16 shares. First Savings Bank Of Hutchinson has invested 0.43% of its portfolio in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Thrivent For Lutherans reported 0% in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD).

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. manufactures and supplies precision instruments and services worldwide. The company has market cap of $17.57 billion. The firm operates in five divisions: U.S. It has a 35.64 P/E ratio. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations, and Other.

Analysts await Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $4.05 EPS, up 8.29% or $0.31 from last year’s $3.74 per share. MTD’s profit will be $100.42M for 43.74 P/E if the $4.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $6.85 actual EPS reported by Mettler-Toledo International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -40.88% negative EPS growth.

Since November 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 selling transactions for $80.35 million activity. Shares for $2.41 million were sold by DONNELLY WILLIAM P. $467,355 worth of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) was sold by Magloth Christian on Thursday, November 29. The insider de la Guerroniere Marc sold 6,245 shares worth $4.01 million. Heidingsfelder Michael sold $3.83 million worth of stock. Shares for $11.19M were sold by SPOERRY ROBERT F on Wednesday, February 13. Another trade for 449 shares valued at $268,148 was sold by Vadala Shawn. The insider MAERKI HANS ULRICH sold 7,180 shares worth $4.78M.

Among 2 analysts covering Mettler-Toledo Int (NYSE:MTD), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Mettler-Toledo Int had 2 analyst reports since October 10, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 10 by Morgan Stanley. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, January 3 report.

More notable recent Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Mettler Toledo Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” on February 06, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Mettler Toledo beats by $0.10, beats on revenue – Seeking Alpha” published on February 07, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Mettler Toledo International Inc. (MTD) CEO Olivier Filliol on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on November 11, 2018. More interesting news about Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Overvalued Mettler Toledo Deserves A Pullback – Seeking Alpha” published on June 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Mettler Toledo: Opportunity Knocks – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: August 19, 2018.

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 $4.76 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Vacuum & Analysis and Light & Motion. It has a 12.29 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.

Among 2 analysts covering MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. MKS Instruments had 2 analyst reports since September 25, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, September 25, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $112 target in Thursday, October 25 report.

Since December 3, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $29,963 activity. $29,963 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) was sold by Mora Elizabeth.

More notable recent MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 22, 2019 – Nasdaq” on February 21, 2019, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Deutsche Bank Says 2 Red-Hot Semiconductor Equipment Stocks Still Have Upside – 24/7 Wall St.” published on February 26, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Validea’s Top Five Technology Stocks Based On Peter Lynch – 3/3/2019 – Nasdaq” on March 03, 2019. More interesting news about MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Deloitte Lists MKS Instruments (MKSI) in Technology Fast 500 – Nasdaq” published on December 27, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “MKS Instruments (MKSI) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Beat, Down Y/Y – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 31, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.17, from 0.95 in 2018Q3. It fall, as 58 investors sold MKS Instruments, Inc. shares while 117 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. 49.78 million shares or 3.62% more from 48.04 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Mitchell Capital Mngmt Communication invested 0.66% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Arizona State Retirement Sys holds 38,748 shares. Automobile Association reported 0% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Tiaa Cref Investment Management Lc accumulated 0.01% or 117,276 shares. 131,559 were reported by Schroder Inv Gp. Needham Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 98,000 shares. Bogle Investment Lp De has invested 0.8% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Tower Research Capital Limited Liability (Trc) owns 1,791 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Morgan Stanley owns 29,188 shares. Moreover, Systematic Financial Mngmt L P has 0.44% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 223,098 shares. Paradigm holds 33,100 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Geode Capital Mgmt Limited Liability holds 584,620 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Lazard Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.07% or 518,711 shares in its portfolio. 6,197 were reported by Navellier & Assoc. Victory Mgmt holds 0.09% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 560,563 shares.

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