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How to buy Vishay Intertechnology stock

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. Vishay Intertechnology shares (VSH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vishay Intertechnology employs 21,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Vishay Intertechnology

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  3. Search for Vishay Intertechnology. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VSH. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Vishay Intertechnology reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Vishay Intertechnology, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Vishay Intertechnology. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Vishay Intertechnology share price

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Vishay Intertechnology shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$13.1288 - USD$26.5
50-day moving average USD$24.1715
200-day moving average USD$20.6704
Wall St. target priceUSD$24.6
PE ratio 30.0236
Dividend yield USD$0.38 (1.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.849

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Is it a good time to buy Vishay Intertechnology stock?

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Is Vishay Intertechnology under- or over-valued?

Valuing Vishay Intertechnology stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vishay Intertechnology's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Vishay Intertechnology's P/E ratio

Vishay Intertechnology's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Vishay Intertechnology shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Vishay Intertechnology's PEG ratio

Vishay Intertechnology's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.75. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Vishay Intertechnology's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Vishay Intertechnology's EBITDA

Vishay Intertechnology's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$366.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Vishay Intertechnology's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Vishay Intertechnology financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.99%
Gross profit TTM USD$586.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.98%
Return on equity TTM 8.07%
Profit margin 4.91%
Book value $10.896
Market capitalisation USD$3.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vishay Intertechnology shares

There are currently 5.2 million Vishay Intertechnology shares held short by investors – that's known as Vishay Intertechnology's "short interest". This figure is 4% down from 5.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Vishay Intertechnology shares can be evaluated.

Vishay Intertechnology's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vishay Intertechnology's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vishay Intertechnology shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vishay Intertechnology shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Vishay Intertechnology's SIR currently stands at 4.47. In other words for every 100,000 Vishay Intertechnology shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4470 shares are currently held short.

However Vishay Intertechnology's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vishay Intertechnology shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vishay Intertechnology shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vishay Intertechnology's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vishay Intertechnology shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0448% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vishay Intertechnology shares, roughly 45 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Vishay Intertechnology.

Find out more about how you can short Vishay Intertechnology stock.

Vishay Intertechnology share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 41.3% of net profits

Recently Vishay Intertechnology has paid out, on average, around 41.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Vishay Intertechnology shareholders could enjoy a 1.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vishay Intertechnology's case, that would currently equate to about $0.38 per share.

While Vishay Intertechnology's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Vishay Intertechnology may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Vishay Intertechnology's most recent dividend payout was on 29 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Vishay Intertechnology's shares ever split?

Vishay Intertechnology's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 11 June 2000. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vishay Intertechnology shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vishay Intertechnology shares which in turn could have impacted Vishay Intertechnology's share price.

Vishay Intertechnology share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vishay Intertechnology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.1288 up to $26.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VSH.US volatility(beta: 1.45)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Vishay Intertechnology's is 1.4523. This would suggest that Vishay Intertechnology's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Vishay Intertechnology overview

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. manufactures and supplies discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The company operates through six segments: Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETs), Diodes, Optoelectronic Components, Resistors, Inductors, and Capacitors. It offers semiconductor components, such as low- and medium-voltage TrenchFET MOSFETs, high-voltage planar MOSFETs, high voltage super junction MOSFETs, power integrated circuits, and integrated function power devices; rectifiers, small signal diodes, protection diodes, thyristors or silicon-controlled rectifiers, and power modules; and standard and customer specific optoelectronic components, such as infrared (IR) emitters and detectors, IR remote control receivers, optocouplers, solid-state relays, optical sensors, light-emitting diodes, 7-segment displays, and IR data transceiver modules. The company also provides passive components, including resistors, inductors, and capacitors. Its semiconductor components are used for power control, power conversion, power management, signal switching, signal routing, signal blocking, signal amplification, two-way data transfer, one-way remote control, and circuit isolation functions; and passive components are used to restrict current flow, suppress voltage increases, store and discharge energy, control alternating current and voltage, filter out unwanted electrical signals, and other functions. The company serves industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, power supplies, military and aerospace, and medical end markets. Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. was incorporated in 1962 and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

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