American Century Companies Inc. increased its position in Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) by 2.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 448,529 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 11,641 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc.’s holdings in Vishay Intertechnology were worth $9,307,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 35.6% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 9,220 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $191,000 after acquiring an additional 2,420 shares during the last quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the third quarter worth $192,000. Adviser Investments LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the third quarter worth $218,000. Foster & Motley Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the third quarter worth $244,000. Finally, Wright Investors Service Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the fourth quarter worth $309,000.
Shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) opened at $17.90 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 3.88, a quick ratio of 3.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. Vishay Intertechnology has a 12-month low of $15.40 and a 12-month high of $23.85. The company has a market capitalization of $2,631.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of -81.36, a P/E/G ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.21.
Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The semiconductor company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.02). Vishay Intertechnology had a negative net margin of 0.78% and a positive return on equity of 14.07%. The business had revenue of $674.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $677.51 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.18 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 18.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Vishay Intertechnology will post 1.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be given a dividend of $0.0675 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 13th. This represents a $0.27 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.51%. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -122.72%.
A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. TheStreet cut Vishay Intertechnology from an “a-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on Vishay Intertechnology from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. Finally, Citigroup increased their target price on Vishay Intertechnology from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.00.
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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