Spark Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG) by 19.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 31,400 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 5,200 shares during the period. Spark Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Vishay Precision Group were worth $543,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in VPG. American International Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Vishay Precision Group by 7.0% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 7,440 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $118,000 after buying an additional 484 shares during the period. TFS Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Vishay Precision Group during the first quarter worth approximately $158,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY increased its position in shares of Vishay Precision Group by 852.6% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 9,507 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $180,000 after buying an additional 8,509 shares during the period. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new position in shares of Vishay Precision Group during the second quarter worth approximately $211,000. Finally, Eagle Global Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Vishay Precision Group by 3.8% in the first quarter. Eagle Global Advisors LLC now owns 16,864 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $266,000 after buying an additional 620 shares during the period. 87.33% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG) opened at 18.45 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $245.22 million, a P/E ratio of 25.59 and a beta of 0.95. Vishay Precision Group, Inc. has a 12 month low of $14.05 and a 12 month high of $19.45. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $17.51 and a 200-day moving average of $16.92.

Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 firm had revenue of $62.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $60.19 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.15 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Vishay Precision Group, Inc. will post $0.92 EPS for the current year.

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A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Vishay Precision Group in a research report on Saturday, May 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of Vishay Precision Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday.

Vishay Precision Group Company Profile

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

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