Value Holdings Management CO. LLC Purchases 7,300 Shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH)

Value Holdings Management CO. LLC increased its position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) by 11.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 72,000 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,300 shares during the quarter. Vishay Intertechnology accounts for approximately 0.5% of Value Holdings Management CO. LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 22nd largest position. Value Holdings Management CO. LLC’s holdings in Vishay Intertechnology were worth $1,533,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 2.3% in the first quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 159,722 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $2,950,000 after buying an additional 3,621 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley lifted its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 5.3% in the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 112,685 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,862,000 after purchasing an additional 5,650 shares in the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D bought a new position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology in the 3rd quarter worth $2,468,000. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 3.1% in the 3rd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 468,213 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $7,927,000 after purchasing an additional 14,284 shares in the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 16.8% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 418,251 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $7,081,000 after purchasing an additional 60,237 shares in the last quarter. 88.58% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Vishay Intertechnology news, CEO Gerald Paul sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.96, for a total transaction of $1,048,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 284,262 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,958,131.52. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Joel Smejkal sold 3,027 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.63, for a total value of $62,447.01. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 2,662 shares in the company, valued at $54,917.06. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 8.07% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on VSH. Zacks Investment Research cut Vishay Intertechnology from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Sunday, November 3rd. Bank of America cut Vishay Intertechnology from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, November 6th. Cowen increased their target price on Vishay Intertechnology from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 4th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.33.

Shares of VSH traded up $0.33 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $19.28. The stock had a trading volume of 53,828 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,003,163. Vishay Intertechnology has a 12 month low of $14.36 and a 12 month high of $23.25. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $21.22 and a 200 day simple moving average of $19.13. The company has a current ratio of 3.27, a quick ratio of 2.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. The company has a market capitalization of $2.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.93, a P/E/G ratio of 3.42 and a beta of 1.56.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 4th. The semiconductor company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.06). Vishay Intertechnology had a net margin of 6.14% and a return on equity of 12.37%. The company had revenue of $610.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $601.69 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share. Vishay Intertechnology’s revenue was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Vishay Intertechnology will post 1.07 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.095 per share. This represents a $0.38 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 11th. Vishay Intertechnology’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 30.16%.

Vishay Intertechnology 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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