Brokerages expect Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) to post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.36 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for Vishay Intertechnology’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.37 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.35. Vishay Intertechnology reported earnings per share of $0.18 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 100%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 6th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Vishay Intertechnology will report full-year earnings of $1.41 per share for the current financial year. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $1.50 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.39 to $1.62. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Vishay Intertechnology.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.05. Vishay Intertechnology had a return on equity of 11.77% and a net margin of 4.34%. The business had revenue of $677.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $660.32 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.25 EPS. Vishay Intertechnology’s revenue was up 14.5% on a year-over-year basis.

VSH has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Citigroup upped their price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.33.

Shares of Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) traded up $0.35 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $21.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,400,948 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,286,781. Vishay Intertechnology has a fifty-two week low of $15.10 and a fifty-two week high of $23.45. The company has a current ratio of 4.33, a quick ratio of 3.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. The stock has a market cap of $3,030.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 1.19.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.0675 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.27 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.26%. This is a positive change from Vishay Intertechnology’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio is presently 36.76%.

In other news, CEO Gerald Paul sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.37, for a total transaction of $1,068,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 162,986 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,483,010.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Abraham Ludomirski sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.79, for a total transaction of $435,800.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 86,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,878,995.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 7.91% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 9.7% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 6,800 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $113,000 after acquiring an additional 600 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 65.1% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 8,090 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $134,000 after acquiring an additional 3,190 shares during the period. Shelton Capital Management bought a new position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $169,000. Oakbrook Investments LLC bought a new position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $192,000. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 17.9% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 10,513 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $175,000 after acquiring an additional 1,595 shares during the period.

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About Vishay Intertechnology

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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