Top investors say Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (VSH) ticks everything they need

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE: VSH) stock fell -1.34% on Friday to $18.41 against a previous-day closing price of $18.66. With 1.0 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.97 million shares. During the session, the Semiconductors company that operates in wider Technology sector, reached to the highest price of $18.78 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $18.38. The 52-week range on VSH shows that it touched its highest point at $22.71 and its lowest point at $16.73 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $20.67. With its current market cap of 2.62 billion, VSH has annualized dividend of $0.40 while the current yield stands at 2.17%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.32.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of VSH was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -1.66%, but this was down by -10.85% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 5.02% while six-month performance fell -7.16%. The stock lost -8.86% in the past year, while it has lost -15.82% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for VSH yields 2.41 with Next year EPS estimates of 2.66. For the next quarter, that number is 0.76. This implies an EPS growth rate of 142.30% for this year and -6.43% for next year. EPS is expected to decline by -6.70% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 44.60%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 144.00 million VSH shares are outstanding with a float of 141.90 million shares on hand for trading. On Jul 14, 2022, short shares totaled 7.75 million, which was 5.38% higher than short shares on Jun 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. Marc Zandman as the firm’s Exec. Chairman & Chief Bus. Devel. Officer, Dr. Gerald Paul serves as its CEO, Pres & Director.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 95.37% of VSH’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold 57.68% of VSH, in contrast to 37.57% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 1.37%. As the largest shareholder in VSH with 10.95% of the stake, BlackRock Fund Advisors holds 14,306,713 shares worth 14,306,713. A second-largest stockholder of VSH, The Vanguard Group, Inc., holds 13,124,598 shares, controlling over 10.04% of the firm’s shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP is the third largest shareholder in VSH, holding 8,334,360 shares or 6.38% stake. With a 4.22% stake in VSH, the DNB Teknologi is the largest stakeholder. A total of 5,512,408 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, which owns about 3.01% of VSH stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 3,927,047 shares valued at 77.25 million. iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF holds 2.96% of the stake in VSH, owning 3,871,454 shares worth 76.15 million.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for VSH since 5 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 2 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 0 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 2 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 0 give it an OVERWEIGHT rating, and 1 thinks that it’s UNDERWEIGHT. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With VSH analysts setting a high price target of $24.00 and a low target of $20.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $21.67. Based on these targets, VSH could surge 30.36% to reach the target high and rise by 8.64% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 17.71% from current levels.

EPS: Estimates vs Actual

It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy. VSH will report FY 2022 earnings on 02/07/2023. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of $3.03 being high and $2.86 being low. For VSH, this leads to a yearly average estimate of $2.94. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. Vishay Intertechnology Inc. surprised analysts by $0.17 when it reported $0.82 EPS against a consensus estimate of $0.66. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was $0.13. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is $0.77 and the low estimate is $0.73. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus $0.76.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded VSH stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 26 while that of sell transactions has risen to 15 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 338,205 while 103,033 shares were sold.

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