Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.18

News articles about Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vishay Intertechnology earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.2214466020381 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) opened at 20.80 on Wednesday. Vishay Intertechnology has a one year low of $13.66 and a one year high of $20.95. The company has a market capitalization of $3.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.47 and a beta of 1.24. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $18.25 and a 200-day moving average of $17.14.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The semiconductor company reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping 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 net margin of 3.34% and a return on equity of 9.89%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.23 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Vishay Intertechnology will post $1.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th were given a dividend of $0.0625 per share. This represents a $0.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 14th. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio is presently 49.02%.

Vishay Intertechnology declared that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Wednesday, August 2nd that authorizes the company to buyback $150.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the semiconductor company to purchase up to 5.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of analysts have issued reports on VSH shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of Vishay Intertechnology in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.50.

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About Vishay Intertechnology

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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