BidaskClub cut shares of Vicor (NASDAQ:VICR) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning, BidAskClub reports.

A number of other brokerages have also commented on VICR. ValuEngine raised shares of Vicor from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 24th. TheStreet lowered shares of Vicor from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research report on Monday, February 25th. Northland Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $39.00 target price on shares of Vicor in a research report on Wednesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vicor from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $36.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Saturday, June 15th. Finally, CJS Securities began coverage on shares of Vicor in a report on Monday, June 10th. They set a buy rating and a $40.00 price objective on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.33.

Shares of NASDAQ:VICR opened at $29.75 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1.20 billion, a PE ratio of 38.14 and a beta of 0.79. Vicor has a one year low of $28.75 and a one year high of $64.50.

Vicor (NASDAQ:VICR) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April 23rd. The electronics maker reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $65.73 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $61.00 million. Vicor had a net margin of 10.99% and a return on equity of 18.08%. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Vicor will post 0.55 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director H Allen Henderson sold 5,000 shares of Vicor stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.56, for a total transaction of $182,800.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,219 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $190,806.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 11,886 shares of company stock worth $433,014. 37.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of VICR. Ashford Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in Vicor by 25.3% during the fourth quarter. Ashford Capital Management Inc. now owns 743,800 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $28,108,000 after buying an additional 149,970 shares during the period. First Washington CORP acquired a new stake in Vicor in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $4,466,000. S Squared Technology LLC acquired a new stake in Vicor in the first quarter valued at approximately $3,093,000. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake in Vicor by 320.4% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 110,517 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $4,176,000 after acquiring an additional 84,231 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Vicor by 10.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 495,575 shares of the electronics maker’s stock valued at $18,728,000 after acquiring an additional 48,853 shares in the last quarter. 28.80% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Vicor Company Profile

Vicor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets modular power components and power systems for converting electrical power worldwide. It operates through Brick Business Unit, VI Chip, and Picor segments. The company offers a range of brick-format DC-DC converters and configurable products; complementary components; and input and output voltage, and output power products, as well as electrical and mechanical accessories.

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