Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.00.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Vishay Intertechnology in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Citigroup raised their target price on shares of Vishay Intertechnology from $28.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. ValuEngine cut shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Saturday, October 13th.

In other news, Director Thomas C. Wertheimer sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.88, for a total value of $208,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 51,137 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,067,740.56. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 7.91% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FNY Investment Advisers LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the 2nd quarter worth $124,000. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. acquired a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the 2nd quarter worth $174,000. Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the 2nd quarter worth $205,000. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the 3rd quarter worth $201,000. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. acquired a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the 2nd quarter worth $240,000. Institutional investors own 98.08% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Vishay Intertechnology stock opened at $19.13 on Friday. Vishay Intertechnology has a 1 year low of $16.87 and a 1 year high of $26.50. The company has a current ratio of 3.71, a quick ratio of 2.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. The firm has a market cap of $2.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 1.33.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 30th. The semiconductor company reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.07. Vishay Intertechnology had a net margin of 2.24% and a return on equity of 20.82%. The company had revenue of $780.97 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $779.78 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS. Vishay Intertechnology’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts forecast that Vishay Intertechnology will post 2.05 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 6th will be paid a $0.085 dividend. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 5th. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.78%.

Vishay Intertechnology Company Profile

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc manufactures and supplies discrete semiconductors and passive components in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) segment offers low- and medium-voltage TrenchFET MOSFETs, high-voltage planar MOSFETs, high voltage super junction MOSFETs, power integrated circuits, and integrated function power devices.

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