Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) Stock Price

News coverage about Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vishay Precision Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.808596921714 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several brokerages have issued reports on VPG. BidaskClub upgraded Vishay Precision Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Vishay Precision Group in a report on Sunday, August 13th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Vishay Precision Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th.

Vishay Precision Group (NYSE VPG) traded up 0.25% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $19.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 68,293 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average of $17.86 and a 200-day moving average of $17.02. The company has a market capitalization of $264.49 million, a P/E ratio of 27.60 and a beta of 0.95. Vishay Precision Group has a 1-year low of $15.00 and a 1-year high of $20.45.

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

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Vishay Precision Group Company Profile

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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