Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

Several other analysts have also weighed in on VSH. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of Vishay Intertechnology in a report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $18.50.

Shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE VSH) traded up 2.80% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $18.35. 2,466,766 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $16.78 and its 200-day moving average is $16.43. The company has a market capitalization of $2.68 billion, a PE ratio of 48.04 and a beta of 1.21. Vishay Intertechnology has a 52 week low of $12.39 and a 52 week high of $18.55.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The semiconductor company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $606 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $598.72 million. Vishay Intertechnology had a return on equity of 8.68% and a net margin of 2.44%. Vishay Intertechnology’s revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.19 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Vishay Intertechnology will post $1.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, insider Gerald Paul sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.76, for a total value of $838,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 212,986 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,569,645.36. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 7.91% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 16,353.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,187,434 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $233,383,000 after buying an additional 14,101,206 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 11,459,274 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $138,086,000 after buying an additional 127,135 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 5.7% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,189,840 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $184,073,000 after buying an additional 604,683 shares in the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP boosted its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 1.8% in the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 8,300,563 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $101,350,000 after buying an additional 149,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 15.2% in the fourth quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 7,630,996 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $91,954,000 after buying an additional 1,006,118 shares in the last quarter.

Vishay Intertechnology Company Profile

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc is a global manufacturer and supplier of discrete semiconductors and passive components. The Company operates through five product segments: MOSFETs, Diodes, Optoelectronic Components, Resistors & Inductors and Capacitors. MOSFETs segment offers low-voltage TrenchFET MOSFETs and high-voltage MOSFETs.

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