Vishay Precision Group Inc (NYSE:VPG) has earned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Analysts have set a 1 year consensus target price of $51.50 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.54 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Vishay Precision Group an industry rank of 165 out of 256 based on the ratings given to related companies.

VPG has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine raised Vishay Precision Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Sidoti raised Vishay Precision Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 11th.

NYSE VPG traded up $0.05 on Monday, reaching $31.91. 24,415 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 50,813. Vishay Precision Group has a 12 month low of $23.65 and a 12 month high of $45.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $426.18 million, a P/E ratio of 27.99, a PEG ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 4.09 and a quick ratio of 2.83.

Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.08. Vishay Precision Group had a return on equity of 12.63% and a net margin of 8.45%. The company had revenue of $75.49 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $73.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.32 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 20.2% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts expect that Vishay Precision Group will post 2.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of VPG. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its holdings in Vishay Precision Group by 0.5% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 489,197 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $18,296,000 after purchasing an additional 2,490 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Vishay Precision Group by 0.5% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 489,197 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $18,296,000 after purchasing an additional 2,490 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley lifted its holdings in Vishay Precision Group by 40.0% in the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 36,643 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,371,000 after purchasing an additional 10,477 shares in the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in Vishay Precision Group by 11.1% in the 3rd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 193,328 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $7,230,000 after purchasing an additional 19,254 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Vishay Precision Group by 10.0% in the 3rd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 21,182 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $792,000 after purchasing an additional 1,925 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.33% of the company’s stock.

About Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group, Inc designs, manufactures, and markets sensors, sensor-based measurement systems, specialty resistors, and strain gages in Asia, the United States, Israel, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Foil Technology Products, Force Sensors, and Weighing and Control Systems.

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