Headlines about Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vishay Precision Group earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.6171376996966 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Vishay Precision Group (VPG) opened at 21.85 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $290.41 million, a P/E ratio of 30.31 and a beta of 0.95. Vishay Precision Group has a 12 month low of $15.10 and a 12 month high of $22.40. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $18.94 and its 200-day moving average price is $17.35.

Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.05. Vishay Precision Group had a net margin of 4.16% and a return on equity of 7.25%. The firm had revenue of $62.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $60.19 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.15 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Vishay Precision Group will post $0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on VPG shares. BidaskClub upgraded Vishay Precision Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. ValuEngine upgraded Vishay Precision Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Vishay Precision Group in a research report on Sunday, August 13th.

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About Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group, Inc (VPG) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of sensors and sensor-based measurement systems, as well as specialty resistors and strain gages. The Company operates through three business segments: Foil Technology Products, Force Sensors, and Weighing and Control Systems.

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