* Says Q2 sales to be at lower end of $220-$240 mln outlook
* Says impacted by shifts in semiconductor customers order
* Shares down 5 pct
June 15 Chip-gear maker MKS Instruments Inc
said its second-quarter sales will be at the lower end
of its prior outlook due to changes in timing of orders and
shipments by its customers, sending its shares down five
The company, which supplies gas measurement, control and
analysis products to make chips, said it expects June quarter
revenue to be around the lower end of our prior guidance of $220
to $240 million.
Analysts were expecting second-quarter sales of $229.3
million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Shares of the Andover, Massachusetts-based company were down
5 percent at $23.67 on Wednesday morning. They closed at $24.92
on Tuesday on Nasdaq.
(Reporting by Soham Chatterjee in Bangalore; Editing by Prem