Why Should You Put Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE: VSH) On Your Portfolio?

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    The Vanguard Group, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of new stake in Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE:VSH). The institutional investor has increased its shareholding in the Technology company by 0.97% to 12.71 million shares with purchase of 0.12 million shares. This fresh investment now brings its stake to 9.59% valued currently at $194.01 million. In addition, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings by 67499.0 to 9.73 million shares. And LSV Asset Management has lifted its position by 0.02% or 1310.0 shares – to 6.32 million shares.

    With over 0.76 million Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (VSH) shares trading Tuesday and a closing price of $15.37 on the day, the dollar volume was approximately $11.64 million. The shares have shown a positive weekly performance of 5.35% and its price on 07/14/20 gained nearly 1.59%. Currently, there are 144.79M common shares owned by the public and among those 143.63M shares have been available to trade.

    An analysis of what Wall Street brokers have to say about the expected price targets for this stock gives us this picture: 7 analysts who have offered their price forecasts for VSH have a consensus price objective of $16.17. The analysts have set the share’s price value over the next 12 months at a high of $18.00 and a low of $13.00 should the stock experience a downside. Incidentally, analysts’ outlook for the Vishay Intertechnology Inc. stock is 3.00 for the next 12 months. The average price target is 3.94% above its last price level and an upside to the estimated low will see the stock lose -18.23% over that period. But an upside of 14.61% will see the stock hit the forecast high price target while mean target price for the stock is $17.00.

    Insiders at the company have transacted a total of 48 times over the past 12 months, according to data filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 26 of these insider trades were purchases, accounting for 288,893 shares. Insider sales of the common stock occurred on 22 occasions, with total insider shares sold totaling 178,798 shares.

    The top 3 mutual fund holders in Vishay Intertechnology Inc. are DNB Teknologi, DFA US Small Cap Value Portfolio, and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index. DNB Teknologi owns 4.32 million shares of the company’s stock, all valued at over $65.96 million. The company sold 19074.0 shares recently to bring their total holdings to about 3.26% of the shares outstanding. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index sold 5285.0 shares to bring its total holdings to over 3.71 million shares at a value of $56.72 million. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index now owns shares totaling to 2.80% of the shares outstanding.

    Shares of Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE: VSH) opened at $15.16, up $0.03 from a prior closing price of $15.13. However, the script later closed the day at $15.37, up 1.59%. The company’s stock has a 5-day price change of 5.35% and -2.84% over the past three months. VSH shares are trading -27.81% year to date (YTD), with the 12-month market performance down to -3.94% lower. It has a 12-month low price of $11.23 and touched a high of $23.25 over the same period. Currently, 0.76 million shares have been traded, compared to an average intraday trading volume of 1.25 million shares. The stock is trading above its simple moving averages at the SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200, as the current price level is off by 1.97%, -2.11%, and -13.72% respectively.

    Institutional ownership of Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE: VSH) shares accounts for 96.80% of the company’s 144.79M shares outstanding. Mutual fund holders own 37.31%, while other institutional holders and individual stakeholders account for 58.44% and 1.25% respectively.

    It has a market capitalization of $2.19B and a beta (3y monthly) value of 1.47. The stock’s trailing 12-month PE ratio is 20.91, while the earnings-per-share (ttm) stands at $0.74. The company has a PEG of 3.95 and a Quick Ratio of 2.60 with the debt-to-equity ratio at 0.38. Price movements for the stock have been influenced by the stock’s volatility, which stands at 2.62% over the week and 3.29% over the month.

    Analysts forecast that Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (VSH) will achieve an EPS of $0.07 for the current quarter, $0.14 for the next quarter and $1.06 for 2021. The lowest estimate earnings-per-share for the quarter is $0.06 while analysts give the company a high EPS estimate of $0.09. Comparatively, EPS for the current quarter was $0.36 a year ago. Earnings per share for the fiscal year are expected to decrease by -54.50%, and 61.09% over the next financial year. EPS should shrink at an annualized rate of 5.30% over the next five years, compared to 6.80% over the past 5-year period.

    If you are looking to buy this stock, then you may note that the average analyst recommendation by 7 brokerage firm advisors rate Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (VSH) as a “Hold” at a consensus score of 3.00. Specifically, 1 Wall Street analysts polled rate the stock as a buy, while 4 of the 7 advise that investors “hold,” and 1 rated it as a “Sell.”

    Looking at the support for the VSH, a number of firms have released research notes about the stock. Loop Capital stated their Hold rating for the stock in a research note on June 04, 2020, with the firm’s price target at $17. Exane BNP Paribas coverage for the Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (VSH) stock in a research note released on March 24, 2020 offered a Underperform rating with a price target of $13. Cowen was of a view on February 05, 2020 that the stock is Market Perform, while Cowen gave the stock Market Perform rating on February 04, 2020, issuing a price target of $18- $20. BofA/Merrill on their part issued Underperform rating on November 06, 2019.

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