Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) Given News Impact Rating of 0.18

News articles about Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vishay Intertechnology earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.6742529566293 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) opened at 17.50 on Monday. Vishay Intertechnology has a 1-year low of $13.37 and a 1-year high of $18.55. The firm has a market cap of $2.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.21 and a beta of 1.23. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $17.45 and its 200-day moving average price is $16.71.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The semiconductor company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.02. Vishay Intertechnology had a return on equity of 9.89% and a net margin of 3.34%. The company had revenue of $644.89 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $643.19 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.23 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Vishay Intertechnology will post $1.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.0625 per share. This represents a $0.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.43%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 49.02%.

Vishay Intertechnology announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase 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 shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.50.

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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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