Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) VP Joel Smejkal Sells 3,027 Shares of Stock

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Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) VP Joel Smejkal sold 3,027 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.63, for a total transaction of $62,447.01. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 2,662 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $54,917.06. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

NYSE:VSH opened at $20.12 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.27, a quick ratio of 2.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.36, a PEG ratio of 3.66 and a beta of 1.56. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $21.35 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $19.06. Vishay Intertechnology has a 12 month low of $14.36 and a 12 month high of $23.25.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 4th. The semiconductor company reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by ($0.06). The company had revenue of $610.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $601.69 million. Vishay Intertechnology had a return on equity of 12.37% and a net margin of 6.14%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Vishay Intertechnology will post 1.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 12th will be paid a $0.095 dividend. This represents a $0.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 11th. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 30.16%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in VSH. PSI Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the fourth quarter valued at $25,000. Huntington National Bank bought a new position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the fourth quarter valued at $32,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the fourth quarter valued at $57,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the fourth quarter valued at $60,000. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 11.1% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 8,612 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $183,000 after buying an additional 863 shares in the last quarter. 85.78% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on VSH shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $21.00 price target for the company. in a report on Sunday, November 3rd. Bank of America cut shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $17.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, November 6th. Cowen raised their price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 4th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Vishay Intertechnology presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.33.

About Vishay Intertechnology

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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