Gerald Paul Sells 50,000 Shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) Stock

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Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) CEO Gerald Paul sold 50,000 shares of Vishay Intertechnology stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.96, for a total transaction of $1,048,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 284,262 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,958,131.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of NYSE VSH opened at $20.53 on Friday. Vishay Intertechnology has a 1-year low of $14.36 and a 1-year high of $23.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 3.27 and a quick ratio of 2.44. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $21.47 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $18.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.97 billion, a PE ratio of 18.01, a P/E/G ratio of 3.64 and a beta of 1.56.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 12th will be issued a $0.095 dividend. This represents a $0.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.85%. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 30.16%.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Jane Street Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 60.9% in the 4th quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 56,058 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,194,000 after purchasing an additional 21,216 shares during the period. Blueshift Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Vishay Intertechnology during the 4th quarter worth about $311,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. raised its holdings in Vishay Intertechnology by 426.6% during the 4th quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 68,255 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,452,000 after buying an additional 55,294 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its stake in Vishay Intertechnology by 13.6% during the fourth quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 5,181,099 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $110,306,000 after buying an additional 619,262 shares in the last quarter. Finally, UBS Group AG lifted its stake in Vishay Intertechnology by 81.2% during the fourth quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 340,336 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $7,246,000 after buying an additional 152,512 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.86% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Sunday, November 3rd. Cowen raised their target price 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. ValuEngine downgraded Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 20th. Finally, Bank of America lowered Vishay Intertechnology from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $17.00 target price for the company. in a report on Wednesday, November 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.33.

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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