Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) to Post $0.54 Earnings Per Share

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Equities research analysts expect Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.54 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Vishay Intertechnology’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.53 and the highest is $0.54. Vishay Intertechnology posted earnings of $0.42 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 28.6%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report before the market opens on Tuesday, October 30th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Vishay Intertechnology will report full year earnings of $2.00 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.99 to $2.01. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $2.29 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.00 to $2.61. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Vishay Intertechnology.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The semiconductor company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $761.03 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $767.55 million. Vishay Intertechnology had a return on equity of 18.51% and a net margin of 1.84%.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on VSH shares. Citigroup raised their price target on Vishay Intertechnology from $28.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. ValuEngine lowered Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Vishay Intertechnology from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Saturday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.00.

VSH traded down $0.01 on Wednesday, hitting $18.34. 38,985 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,801,009. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 3.89 and a quick ratio of 3.02. Vishay Intertechnology has a 12 month low of $17.15 and a 12 month high of $26.50. The firm has a market cap of $2.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.83, a PEG ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 1.24.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 27th. Investors of record on Friday, September 14th were given a dividend of $0.085 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 13th. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.85%. Vishay Intertechnology’s payout ratio is 23.78%.

In related news, Director Thomas C. Wertheimer sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.88, for a total transaction of $208,800.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 51,137 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,067,740.56. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 8.07% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. FNY Investment Advisers LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $124,000. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. bought a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $174,000. Parametrica Management Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $205,000. Element Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the 1st quarter worth approximately $215,000. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. bought a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $240,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.04% of the company’s stock.

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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