First Trust Advisors LP Has $678,000 Position in Vishay Precision Group Inc (VPG)

First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in Vishay Precision Group Inc (NYSE:VPG) by 18.6% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 22,434 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,526 shares during the quarter. First Trust Advisors LP owned about 0.17% of Vishay Precision Group worth $678,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in Vishay Precision Group in the 4th quarter worth approximately $28,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in Vishay Precision Group by 76.3% in the 4th quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,740 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $54,000 after acquiring an additional 753 shares in the last quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. purchased a new stake in Vishay Precision Group in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $236,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Vishay Precision Group by 54.8% in the 3rd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 8,155 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $305,000 after acquiring an additional 2,888 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new stake in Vishay Precision Group in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $397,000. 82.55% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

VPG traded down $0.16 during trading on Friday, reaching $37.31. 23,549 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 44,039. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 3.92 and a quick ratio of 2.79. Vishay Precision Group Inc has a 12-month low of $26.34 and a 12-month high of $45.00. The firm has a market cap of $503.31 million, a P/E ratio of 18.20, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 0.98.

Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 20th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54. Vishay Precision Group had a net margin of 7.89% and a return on equity of 13.20%. The business had revenue of $77.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $75.94 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.39 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Vishay Precision Group Inc will post 2.23 earnings per share for the current year.

Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of Vishay Precision Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd.

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About Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group, Inc designs, manufactures, and markets sensors, sensor-based measurement systems, specialty resistors, and strain gages in Asia, the United States, Israel, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Foil Technology Products, Force Sensors, and Weighing and Control Systems.

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