Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.21

News articles about Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vishay Intertechnology earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.7990915448279 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. Citigroup Inc. lifted 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. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Vishay Intertechnology from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.33.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) traded up $0.80 on Thursday, hitting $22.10. The stock had a trading volume of 2,529,839 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,271,739. The company has a quick ratio of 3.44, a current ratio of 4.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. Vishay Intertechnology has a 52-week low of $14.70 and a 52-week high of $22.55. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,180.00, a PE ratio of 17.14, a PEG ratio of 0.74 and a beta of 1.19.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ 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 firm had revenue of $677.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $660.32 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.25 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 14.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Vishay Intertechnology will post 1.4 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Vishay Intertechnology declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, August 2nd that allows the company to buyback $150.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the semiconductor company to repurchase up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.0675 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. This is a boost from Vishay Intertechnology’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. This represents a $0.27 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.22%. Vishay Intertechnology’s payout ratio is 36.76%.

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

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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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