Citigroup Inc. raised its position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) by 2,396.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 71,266 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 68,411 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in Vishay Intertechnology were worth $1,284,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of VSH. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 3.8% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 16,341,405 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $332,546,000 after acquiring an additional 598,503 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 1.7% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 12,170,468 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $247,668,000 after acquiring an additional 207,713 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc increased its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 1.7% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 12,170,468 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $247,668,000 after acquiring an additional 207,713 shares during the period. DNB Asset Management AS increased its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 36.0% in the 4th quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 6,735,257 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $121,302,000 after acquiring an additional 1,781,688 shares during the period. Finally, Royce & Associates LP increased its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 10.8% in the 3rd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 6,652,691 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $135,382,000 after acquiring an additional 646,723 shares during the period. 89.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Vishay Intertechnology news, CEO Gerald Paul sold 66,000 shares of Vishay Intertechnology stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.77, for a total transaction of $1,436,820.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 220,824 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,807,338.48. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Frank Dieter Maier sold 6,421 shares of Vishay Intertechnology stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.75, for a total value of $139,656.75. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 74,399 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,618,178.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 157,782 shares of company stock worth $3,444,175. 8.07% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Shares of VSH stock opened at $20.25 on Friday. Vishay Intertechnology has a 1-year low of $16.63 and a 1-year high of $26.50. The company has a current ratio of 2.77, a quick ratio of 2.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. The firm has a market cap of $2.92 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 1.43.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The semiconductor company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.07. Vishay Intertechnology had a return on equity of 22.78% and a net margin of 11.39%. The firm had revenue of $775.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $761.79 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.37 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Vishay Intertechnology will post 2.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.085 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 13th. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.68%. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 16.04%.

VSH has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, December 10th. ValuEngine upgraded Vishay Intertechnology from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 27th. Finally, Bank of America downgraded Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, February 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vishay Intertechnology presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.75.

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Vishay Intertechnology Profile

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc manufactures and supplies discrete semiconductors and passive components in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) segment offers low- and medium-voltage TrenchFET MOSFETs, high-voltage planar MOSFETs, high voltage super junction MOSFETs, power integrated circuits, and integrated function power devices.

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