B. Riley Asset Management LLC Invests $7.24 Million in Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG)

B. Riley Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPGGet Rating) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 195,000 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,238,000. Vishay Precision Group makes up about 3.1% of B. Riley Asset Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th biggest position. B. Riley Asset Management LLC owned 1.43% of Vishay Precision Group as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Los Angeles Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Vishay Precision Group by 166.7% in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management LLC now owns 94,634 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $3,513,000 after buying an additional 59,155 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in Vishay Precision Group in the third quarter valued at about $1,249,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Vishay Precision Group by 240.3% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 24,213 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $824,000 after buying an additional 17,097 shares in the last quarter. Harber Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Vishay Precision Group by 12.4% in the third quarter. Harber Asset Management LLC now owns 148,029 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $5,147,000 after buying an additional 16,377 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership boosted its stake in Vishay Precision Group by 10.5% in the third quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 167,844 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $5,836,000 after buying an additional 15,900 shares in the last quarter. 76.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other Vishay Precision Group news, Director Wes Cummins bought 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 23rd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $32.02 per share, with a total value of $480,300.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 6.78% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several equities analysts have commented on the company. StockNews.com upgraded Vishay Precision Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 25th. Sidoti dropped their target price on Vishay Precision Group from $50.00 to $48.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, March 4th.

Vishay Precision Group stock traded up $1.70 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $31.19. The stock had a trading volume of 77,922 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,144. The company has a quick ratio of 2.45, a current ratio of 4.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. The stock has a market cap of $425.43 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.74 and a beta of 1.36. Vishay Precision Group, Inc. has a one year low of $28.32 and a one year high of $39.71. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is $31.81 and its 200-day simple moving average is $33.44.

Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPGGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 9th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.06. Vishay Precision Group had a return on equity of 10.55% and a net margin of 6.45%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.31 earnings per share.

Vishay Precision Group Profile (Get Rating)

Vishay Precision Group, Inc designs, manufactures, and markets specialized sensors, weighing solutions, and measurement systems in the United States, Israel, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Asia, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Sensors, Weighing Solutions, and Measurement Systems.

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