Walthausen & Co. LLC grew its position in shares of Vishay Precision Group Inc (NYSE:VPG) by 7.4% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 33,249 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the quarter. Walthausen & Co. LLC owned approximately 0.25% of Vishay Precision Group worth $1,130,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in VPG. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its stake in Vishay Precision Group by 78.2% in the 3rd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 916 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $30,000 after buying an additional 402 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its holdings in shares of Vishay Precision Group by 224.8% during the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,936 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $66,000 after buying an additional 1,340 shares in the last quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Vishay Precision Group during the fourth quarter worth about $68,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vishay Precision Group by 41.9% during the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,031 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 895 shares in the last quarter. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Vishay Precision Group during the third quarter worth about $154,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.83% of the company’s stock.
Several research analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine raised Vishay Precision Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 6th. B. Riley decreased their price target on Vishay Precision Group from $45.00 to $42.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 20th.
VPG stock remained flat at $$20.99 during mid-day trading on Thursday. 98,062 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 77,898. The company has a market capitalization of $281.49 million, a P/E ratio of 12.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.77 and a beta of 1.32. Vishay Precision Group Inc has a 1-year low of $16.56 and a 1-year high of $41.90. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $27.34 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.25.
Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 19th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.03). Vishay Precision Group had a return on equity of 9.80% and a net margin of 7.81%. The company had revenue of $69.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $65.25 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.54 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts anticipate that Vishay Precision Group Inc will post 1.35 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, Director Wes Cummins sold 4,137 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.35, for a total value of $117,283.95. Following the sale, the director now owns 1,374 shares in the company, valued at $38,952.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 6.14% of the company’s stock.
Vishay Precision Group 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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