Vishay Precision Group Inc. (NYSE:VPG) major shareholder Nokomis Capital, L.L.C. bought 13,904 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $15.90 per share, for a total transaction of $221,073.60. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Nokomis Capital, L.L.C. also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, September 29th, Nokomis Capital, L.L.C. purchased 9,595 shares of Vishay Precision Group stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $15.91 per share, for a total transaction of $152,656.45.
  • On Monday, September 26th, Nokomis Capital, L.L.C. purchased 2,723 shares of Vishay Precision Group stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $15.73 per share, for a total transaction of $42,832.79.
  • On Tuesday, September 27th, Nokomis Capital, L.L.C. purchased 4,423 shares of Vishay Precision Group stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $15.79 per share, for a total transaction of $69,839.17.
  • On Friday, September 23rd, Nokomis Capital, L.L.C. purchased 20,382 shares of Vishay Precision Group stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $15.81 per share, for a total transaction of $322,239.42.
  • On Wednesday, September 21st, Nokomis Capital, L.L.C. purchased 10,040 shares of Vishay Precision Group stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $15.72 per share, for a total transaction of $157,828.80.
  • On Wednesday, August 24th, Nokomis Capital, L.L.C. purchased 154 shares of Vishay Precision Group stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $15.11 per share, for a total transaction of $2,326.94.
  • On Friday, August 19th, Nokomis Capital, L.L.C. purchased 83,500 shares of Vishay Precision Group stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $14.69 per share, for a total transaction of $1,226,615.00.
  • On Wednesday, August 17th, Nokomis Capital, L.L.C. purchased 44,867 shares of Vishay Precision Group stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $14.46 per share, for a total transaction of $648,776.82.
  • On Friday, August 12th, Nokomis Capital, L.L.C. purchased 21,112 shares of Vishay Precision Group stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $13.88 per share, for a total transaction of $293,034.56.

Shares of Vishay Precision Group Inc. (NYSE:VPG) opened at 15.70 on Wednesday. The stock’s market cap is $207.11 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $15.65 and a 200-day moving average price of $14.38. Vishay Precision Group Inc. has a 52 week low of $10.27 and a 52 week high of $16.32.

Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.05. Vishay Precision Group had a positive return on equity of 4.89% and a negative net margin of 5.63%. The company had revenue of $58 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $59.51 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.13 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Vishay Precision Group Inc. will post $0.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG)

Several research firms have weighed in on VPG. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vishay Precision Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on shares of Vishay Precision Group in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Royce & Associates LP increased its position in shares of Vishay Precision Group by 0.6% in the second quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 843,768 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,323,000 after buying an additional 5,100 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Vishay Precision Group by 3.5% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 412,090 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,531,000 after buying an additional 13,847 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management increased its position in shares of Vishay Precision Group by 25.6% in the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 395,118 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,302,000 after buying an additional 80,556 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Vishay Precision Group by 0.4% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 211,365 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,836,000 after buying an additional 880 shares during the period. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada increased its position in shares of Vishay Precision Group by 13.1% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 153,195 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,056,000 after buying an additional 17,764 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 84.64% 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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