Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $22.00.

A number of research firms have commented on VSH. TheStreet lowered Vishay Intertechnology from an “a-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target (down from $23.00) on shares of Vishay Intertechnology in a research note on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research raised Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Citigroup upped their price target on Vishay Intertechnology from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of VSH. Schroder Investment Management Group grew its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 11.5% in the third quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 7,205,858 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $134,750,000 after purchasing an additional 744,701 shares during the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP grew its position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 6.8% during the 3rd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 6,818,471 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $128,187,000 after acquiring an additional 435,749 shares during the period. Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 3.5% during the 3rd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 4,987,610 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $93,767,000 after acquiring an additional 166,653 shares during the period. State Street Corp grew its position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 4,824,475 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $80,084,000 after acquiring an additional 295,455 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 5.1% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 3,904,686 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $73,408,000 after acquiring an additional 191,178 shares during the period.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) traded down $0.73 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $18.27. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 937,362 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,540,709. Vishay Intertechnology has a 1 year low of $15.40 and a 1 year high of $23.85. The company has a market cap of $2,859.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of -84.63, a PEG ratio of 0.58 and a beta of 1.21. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 3.88 and a quick ratio of 3.44.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The semiconductor company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by ($0.02). Vishay Intertechnology had a negative net margin of 0.78% and a positive return on equity of 14.07%. The company had revenue of $674.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $677.51 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.18 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 18.2% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Vishay Intertechnology will post 1.63 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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