Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 10,740,500 shares, a drop of 9.4% from the May 30th total of 11,849,400 shares. Approximately 8.2% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 1,280,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 8.4 days.
VSH has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, May 13th. Cowen initiated coverage on shares of Littelfuse in a research report on Tuesday, May 21st. They set an “outperform” rating and a $210.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Saturday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.20.
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in VSH. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Vishay Intertechnology in the 1st quarter valued at about $37,000. Strs Ohio lifted its position in Vishay Intertechnology by 8.2% in the 1st quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 9,200 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $169,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp bought a new position in Vishay Intertechnology in the 4th quarter valued at about $214,000. Cerebellum GP LLC lifted its position in Vishay Intertechnology by 620.4% in the 1st quarter. Cerebellum GP LLC now owns 11,858 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $219,000 after acquiring an additional 10,212 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LPL Financial LLC lifted its position in Vishay Intertechnology by 6.0% in the 4th quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 13,013 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $234,000 after acquiring an additional 735 shares in the last quarter. 90.84% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 9th. The semiconductor company reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $745.16 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $754.26 million. Vishay Intertechnology had a net margin of 11.72% and a return on equity of 23.80%. The business’s revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.40 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Vishay Intertechnology will post 1.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 13th were given a dividend of $0.095 per share. This represents a $0.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.40%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 12th. This is a boost from Vishay Intertechnology’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.09. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio is 17.92%.
Vishay Intertechnology Company 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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