Vicor (NASDAQ:VICR) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Separately, TheStreet raised Vicor from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th.

Shares of Vicor (NASDAQ:VICR) traded down $0.35 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $18.50. The stock had a trading volume of 43,405 shares, compared to its average volume of 60,433. The stock has a market capitalization of $727.78, a P/E ratio of -168.18 and a beta of 1.46. Vicor has a twelve month low of $13.90 and a twelve month high of $25.65.

In other Vicor news, Director H Allen Henderson sold 1,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.00, for a total transaction of $32,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Patrizio Vinciarelli purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $21.78 per share, with a total value of $217,800.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 9,758,893 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $212,548,689.54. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 42,068 shares of company stock valued at $928,639. Company insiders own 38.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in Vicor by 57.1% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 19,622 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $463,000 after acquiring an additional 7,128 shares during the period. EAM Investors LLC grew its position in Vicor by 109.4% during the third quarter. EAM Investors LLC now owns 84,663 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $1,998,000 after acquiring an additional 44,238 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its position in Vicor by 72.9% during the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 8,151 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $192,000 after acquiring an additional 3,436 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its position in Vicor by 12.1% during the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 32,162 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $759,000 after acquiring an additional 3,470 shares during the period. Finally, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in Vicor during the third quarter valued at about $250,000. 25.24% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Vicor

Vicor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets modular power components and power systems for converting, regulating and controlling electric current. The Company’s segments include Brick Business Unit (BBU), VI Chip and Picor. The BBU segment designs, develops, manufactures and markets modular direct current-direct current converters and configurable products, and also includes the entities comprising Vicor Custom Power, and the BBU operations of Vicor Japan Company, Ltd.

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