Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) Earns News Impact Score of 0.14

Media headlines about Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vishay Intertechnology earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 25 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE VSH) traded up 0.29% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $17.20. 1,677,652 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Vishay Intertechnology has a 52-week low of $13.37 and a 52-week high of $18.55. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $17.34 and a 200-day moving average of $16.59. The stock has a market cap of $2.52 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.64 and a beta of 1.22.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The semiconductor company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $644.89 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $643.19 million. Vishay Intertechnology had a return on equity of 9.89% and a net margin of 3.34%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.23 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Vishay Intertechnology will post $1.34 EPS for the current year.

Vishay Intertechnology declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, August 2nd that authorizes the company to buyback $150.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the semiconductor company to reacquire up to 5.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on VSH. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 14th. BidaskClub raised shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine raised shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology in a report on Friday, July 14th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.50.

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Vishay Intertechnology Company Profile

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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