Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Vishay Precision Group (VPG) Share Price

Media stories about Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vishay Precision Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.153975576535 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) opened at 19.90 on Friday. Vishay Precision Group has a 12 month low of $15.00 and a 12 month high of $20.45. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $17.86 and a 200 day moving average of $17.02. The firm has a market cap of $264.49 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.60 and a beta of 0.95.

Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $62.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $60.19 million. Vishay Precision Group had a net margin of 4.16% and a return on equity of 7.25%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.15 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Vishay Precision Group will post $0.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts recently commented on VPG shares. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Vishay Precision Group in a research report on Sunday, August 13th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Vishay Precision Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Vishay Precision Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th.

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About Vishay Precision Group

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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