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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

MKS Instruments

(Nasdaq:

MKSI

) is tomorrow, February 25, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $27.76 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for MKS Instruments has been 392,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. MKS Instruments has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

industrial

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industry. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

MKS Instruments, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze parameters of manufacturing processes worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 10.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates MKS Instruments as buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full

MKS Instruments Ratings Report

.

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