Brokerages expect Vishay Precision Group Inc (NYSE:VPG) to post $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Vishay Precision Group’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.30 and the highest is $0.31. Vishay Precision Group posted earnings of $0.26 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 19.2%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, February 21st.
On average, analysts expect that Vishay Precision Group will report full-year earnings of $1.05 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.04 to $1.05. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $1.30 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.27 to $1.33. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for Vishay Precision Group.
VPG has been the subject of a number of research reports. ValuEngine upgraded Vishay Precision Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. B. Riley upped their price objective on Vishay Precision Group from $23.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th.
A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of VPG. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Vishay Precision Group during the fourth quarter valued at $131,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in Vishay Precision Group by 10.4% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 8,435 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $146,000 after acquiring an additional 794 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its position in Vishay Precision Group by 1,650.0% during the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 6,965 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $175,000 after acquiring an additional 6,567 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC purchased a new stake in Vishay Precision Group during the second quarter valued at $187,000. Finally, Citigroup Inc. increased its position in Vishay Precision Group by 40.7% during the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 11,309 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $195,000 after acquiring an additional 3,272 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 80.07% of the company’s stock.
About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group, Inc (VPG) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of sensors and sensor-based measurement systems, as well as specialty resistors and strain gages. The Company operates through three business segments: Foil Technology Products, Force Sensors, and Weighing and Control Systems.
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