Analysts predict that Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) will post $0.37 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for Vishay Intertechnology’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.35 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.38. Vishay Intertechnology posted earnings per share of $0.18 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 105.6%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Vishay Intertechnology will report full year earnings of $1.41 per share for the current financial year. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $1.55 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.48 to $1.62. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Vishay Intertechnology.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $677.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $660.32 million. Vishay Intertechnology had a net margin of 4.34% and a return on equity of 11.77%. Vishay Intertechnology’s quarterly revenue was up 14.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.25 earnings per share.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Citigroup boosted their price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Vishay Intertechnology presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.33.

In other Vishay Intertechnology news, Director Abraham Ludomirski sold 20,000 shares of Vishay Intertechnology stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.79, for a total transaction of $435,800.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 86,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,878,995.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Gerald Paul sold 50,000 shares of Vishay Intertechnology stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.37, for a total transaction of $1,068,500.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 162,986 shares in the company, valued at $3,483,010.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 7.91% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of VSH. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new position in Vishay Intertechnology during the second quarter worth about $23,771,000. Numeric Investors LLC raised its stake in Vishay Intertechnology by 110.9% during the second quarter. Numeric Investors LLC now owns 1,554,375 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $25,803,000 after purchasing an additional 817,200 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its stake in Vishay Intertechnology by 48.0% during the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 2,491,893 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $41,366,000 after purchasing an additional 808,504 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its stake in Vishay Intertechnology by 11.5% during the third quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 7,205,858 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $134,750,000 after purchasing an additional 744,701 shares during the period. Finally, Quentec Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Vishay Intertechnology during the second quarter worth about $12,035,000.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) traded up $0.01 on Monday, reaching $21.85. 1,042,012 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 981,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,100.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.13, a PEG ratio of 0.68 and a beta of 1.20. Vishay Intertechnology has a 52-week low of $15.35 and a 52-week high of $23.45. The company has a quick ratio of 3.44, a current ratio of 4.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th were paid a dividend of $0.0675 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 6th. This is an increase from Vishay Intertechnology’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. This represents a $0.27 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.24%. Vishay Intertechnology’s payout ratio is 39.71%.

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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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