Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) Share Price

Media stories about Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vishay Intertechnology earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1910627020853 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several research firms recently issued reports on VSH. Bank of America raised shares of Vishay Intertechnology from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $20.00 to $24.00 in a report on Wednesday, May 9th. TheStreet raised shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, May 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, May 11th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vishay Intertechnology has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $21.75.

Vishay Intertechnology stock traded up $0.25 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $24.15. The company had a trading volume of 5,756,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,870,668. Vishay Intertechnology has a 1 year low of $16.25 and a 1 year high of $25.00. The company has a current ratio of 4.34, a quick ratio of 3.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. The stock has a market cap of $3.50 billion, a PE ratio of 16.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 1.34.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The semiconductor company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.04. Vishay Intertechnology had a net margin of 0.20% and a return on equity of 15.57%. The company had revenue of $716.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $694.06 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.28 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 18.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Vishay Intertechnology will post 1.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 28th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.085 per share. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.41%. This is a boost from Vishay Intertechnology’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 12th. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 23.78%.

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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