Significant Insider Selling Continues at MKS Instruments (MKSI)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:15 PM ET

Significant Insider Selling Continues at MKS Instruments (MKSI)

One MKS Instruments insider John R Abrams, Officer, today, disposed of 9,831 shares having a market value of approximately $1,129,975, as disclosed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. There have been 7 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the disposition of 56,382 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 66,213 shares and have averaged 8,277 shares per transaction over this time period.

The number of insider buy/sell trades at MKS Instruments is above the 28 peer company average over the last 90-day period. However, the number of shares per average transaction for MKS Instruments insider buy-sell trading is very close to the average of the Testing & Measuring Equipment peer group of companies. This peer group saw 160 shares purchased and 181,273 shares sold resulting in an average of 9,072 shares traded and netting out with company insiders having sold 9,056 shares on average.

For the purpose of evaluating significant insider buying and selling all trades reported to the SEC that involve awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers have been eliminated in data obtained to evaluate and write this story.

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