Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 331,791 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,740,000. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. owned 2.51% of Vishay Precision Group at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of VPG. LSV Asset Management grew its holdings in Vishay Precision Group by 6.9% during the 1st quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 475,212 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $7,508,000 after acquiring an additional 30,772 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in Vishay Precision Group by 1.0% during the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 77,906 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,231,000 after acquiring an additional 762 shares during the period. TFS Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Vishay Precision Group during the 1st quarter worth about $158,000. Eagle Global Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Vishay Precision Group by 3.8% during the 1st quarter. Eagle Global Advisors LLC now owns 16,864 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $266,000 after acquiring an additional 620 shares during the period. Finally, Shufro Rose & Co. LLC grew its holdings in Vishay Precision Group by 11.6% during the 1st quarter. Shufro Rose & Co. LLC now owns 650,600 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $10,279,000 after acquiring an additional 67,520 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.47% of the company’s stock.

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VPG has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Vishay Precision Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. ValuEngine upgraded Vishay Precision Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Vishay Precision Group in a research note on Sunday, August 13th.

Shares of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) traded up 0.46% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $21.75. The stock had a trading volume of 1,871 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $289.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.17 and a beta of 0.91. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $19.65 and its 200 day moving average is $17.54. Vishay Precision Group, Inc. has a 1-year low of $15.10 and a 1-year high of $22.80.

Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.05. Vishay Precision Group had a net margin of 4.16% and a return on equity of 7.25%. The company had revenue of $62.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.19 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.15 earnings per share. Vishay Precision Group’s revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Vishay Precision Group, Inc. will post $0.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG)

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