Analysts Anticipate Vishay Precision Group Inc (VPG) to Announce $0.52 EPS

Vishay Precision Group Inc (NYSE:VPG) has earned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Analysts have set a twelve-month consensus price target of $50.50 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.52 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Vishay Precision Group an industry rank of 209 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

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

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Globeflex Capital L P purchased a new stake in shares of Vishay Precision Group in the 4th quarter valued at $68,000. LSV Asset Management grew its stake in Vishay Precision Group by 0.5% during the 4th quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 267,274 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $8,079,000 after purchasing an additional 1,227 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in Vishay Precision Group by 39.3% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 56,457 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $2,112,000 after purchasing an additional 15,942 shares in the last quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in Vishay Precision Group by 54.8% during 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 purchasing an additional 2,888 shares in the last quarter. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its stake in Vishay Precision Group by 11.1% during the 3rd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 193,328 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $7,230,000 after purchasing an additional 19,254 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 82.55% of the company’s stock.

VPG traded up $0.12 during trading on Monday, hitting $37.73. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 31,184 shares, compared to its average volume of 47,203. The company has a current ratio of 3.92, a quick ratio of 2.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10. Vishay Precision Group has a twelve month low of $26.34 and a twelve month high of $45.00. The firm has a market cap of $509.79 million, a P/E ratio of 18.40, a PEG ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 0.98.

Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 20th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.54. Vishay Precision Group had a return on equity of 13.20% and a net margin of 7.89%. The company had revenue of $77.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $75.94 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.39 earnings per share. Vishay Precision Group’s quarterly revenue was up 11.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Vishay Precision Group will post 2.23 EPS for the current year.

Vishay Precision Group Company Profile

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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