Chicago Equity Partners LLC reduced its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) by 31.9% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 380,060 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 177,925 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in Vishay Intertechnology were worth $6,845,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 19.9% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,209,934 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $24,623,000 after buying an additional 201,097 shares during the period. First Hawaiian Bank bought a new position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology during the 3rd quarter valued at $490,000. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd bought a new position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology during the 3rd quarter valued at $201,000. Aperio Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 9.6% during the 3rd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 63,558 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,293,000 after buying an additional 5,542 shares during the period. Finally, First Quadrant L P CA bought a new position in shares of Vishay Intertechnology during the 3rd quarter valued at $470,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 99.93% of the company’s stock.

In related news, Director Ziv Shoshani sold 3,520 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.23, for a total value of $71,209.60. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 62,868 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,271,819.64. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Thomas C. Wertheimer sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.70, for a total value of $295,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 65,584 shares in the company, valued at $1,292,004.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 8.07% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on VSH shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, December 10th. ValuEngine raised Vishay Intertechnology from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 27th. Finally, Bank of America cut Vishay Intertechnology from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, February 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $24.75.

Shares of Vishay Intertechnology stock opened at $21.74 on Monday. Vishay Intertechnology has a one year low of $16.63 and a one year high of $26.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.25, a P/E/G ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.39. The company has a current ratio of 2.77, a quick ratio of 2.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36.

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The semiconductor company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.07. Vishay Intertechnology had a return on equity of 22.78% and a net margin of 11.39%. The company had revenue of $775.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $761.79 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.37 EPS. Vishay Intertechnology’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.2% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts forecast that Vishay Intertechnology will post 2.16 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Vishay Intertechnology

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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