News articles about Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. 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 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1637453389921 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have commented on VSH shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. boosted their price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.33.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE VSH) traded up $0.35 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $23.15. 1,352,039 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,278,823. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,250.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.07, a PEG ratio of 0.78 and a beta of 1.19. Vishay Intertechnology has a 52-week low of $14.70 and a 52-week high of $23.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a quick ratio of 3.44 and a current ratio of 4.33.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.05. The firm 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% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.25 earnings per share. analysts expect that Vishay Intertechnology will post 1.4 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Vishay Intertechnology declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Wednesday, August 2nd that authorizes the company to buyback $150.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the semiconductor company to repurchase up to 5.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.0675 per share. This represents a $0.27 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.17%. This is a positive change from Vishay Intertechnology’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio is presently 36.76%.

In other news, CEO Gerald Paul sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.37, for a total transaction of $1,068,500.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 162,986 shares in the company, valued at $3,483,010.82. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Abraham Ludomirski sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.79, for a total transaction of $435,800.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 86,232 shares in the company, valued at $1,878,995.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 7.91% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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