Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) Director Thomas C. Wertheimer sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.88, for a total transaction of $208,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 51,137 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,067,740.56. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of VSH stock opened at $19.03 on Friday. Vishay Intertechnology has a 12 month low of $17.15 and a 12 month high of $26.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 3.02 and a current ratio of 3.89. The company has a market cap of $2.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.31, a P/E/G ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 1.24.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The semiconductor company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $761.03 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $767.55 million. Vishay Intertechnology had a net margin of 1.84% and a return on equity of 18.51%. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Vishay Intertechnology will post 2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 14th were paid a dividend of $0.085 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 13th. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.79%. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio is currently 23.78%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of VSH. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale boosted its stake in Vishay Intertechnology by 272.6% during the first quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 66,700 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,214,000 after buying an additional 48,800 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 39.9% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 12,901 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $240,000 after buying an additional 3,681 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank raised its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 3.1% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 233,100 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $4,336,000 after buying an additional 7,100 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 1.7% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,205,392 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $22,421,000 after buying an additional 19,896 shares during the last quarter. Finally, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 38.1% in the first quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 29,104 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $541,000 after buying an additional 8,029 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.04% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on VSH. ValuEngine lowered shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Vishay Intertechnology in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Vishay Intertechnology from $28.00 to $30.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.50.

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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