News articles about Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, 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 assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.504914237402 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

VSH has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology in a report on Monday, August 14th. Citigroup lifted their price objective on shares of Vishay Intertechnology from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.33.

Shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $20.85. 1,416,782 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,284,721. The company has a market capitalization of $3,010.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a current ratio of 4.33, a quick ratio of 3.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. Vishay Intertechnology has a twelve month low of $15.35 and a twelve month high of $23.45.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $677.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $660.32 million. Vishay Intertechnology had a net margin of 4.34% and a return on equity of 11.77%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.25 earnings per share. analysts expect that Vishay Intertechnology will post 1.41 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a $0.0675 dividend. This is a positive change from Vishay Intertechnology’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.27 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.29%. Vishay Intertechnology’s payout ratio is currently 39.71%.

In other Vishay Intertechnology news, Director Abraham Ludomirski sold 20,000 shares of Vishay Intertechnology stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.79, for a total value of $435,800.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 86,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,878,995.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Gerald Paul sold 50,000 shares of Vishay Intertechnology stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.37, for a total transaction of $1,068,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 162,986 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,483,010.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 7.91% of the company’s stock.

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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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