News coverage about Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vishay Intertechnology earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.0390559458613 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE VSH) opened at 18.20 on Friday. Vishay Intertechnology has a one year low of $13.66 and a one year high of $18.55. The company has a 50-day moving average of $17.47 and a 200-day moving average of $16.77. The company has a market cap of $2.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.54 and a beta of 1.23.
Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The semiconductor company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $644.89 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $643.19 million. Vishay Intertechnology had a return on equity of 9.89% and a net margin of 3.34%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.23 earnings per share. Vishay Intertechnology’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Vishay Intertechnology will post $1.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.0625 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.37%. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio is presently 49.02%.
Vishay Intertechnology declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, August 2nd that allows the company to buyback $150.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization allows the semiconductor company to buy up to 5.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.
VSH has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology in a research note on Friday, July 14th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.50.
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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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