Media stories about Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vishay Intertechnology earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 74 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH)

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, April 14th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.50.

Shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE VSH) traded up 1.22% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $16.55. 1,989,865 shares of the company traded hands. Vishay Intertechnology has a 1-year low of $11.68 and a 1-year high of $17.60. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $16.60 and its 200-day moving average price is $16.32. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.42 billion, a PE ratio of 43.32 and a beta of 1.11.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The semiconductor company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.05. Vishay Intertechnology had a net margin of 2.44% and a return on equity of 8.68%. The company had revenue of $606 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $598.72 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.19 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Vishay Intertechnology will post $1.20 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be given a $0.0625 dividend. This represents a $0.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. Vishay Intertechnology’s payout ratio is 67.57%.

In other Vishay Intertechnology news, insider Gerald Paul sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.76, for a total value of $838,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 212,986 shares in the company, valued at $3,569,645.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 7.91% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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