Golden Gate Private Equity Decreased Vishay Precision Group (VPG) Holding; ACADIAN TIMBER (ACAZF) Shorts Raised By 3.6%

December 11, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Golden Gate Private Equity Inc decreased Vishay Precision Group Inc. (VPG) stake by 54.7% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Golden Gate Private Equity Inc sold 295,654 shares as Vishay Precision Group Inc. (VPG)’s stock rose 5.29%. The Golden Gate Private Equity Inc holds 244,862 shares with $4.24M value, down from 540,516 last quarter. Vishay Precision Group Inc. now has $354.89M valuation. The stock decreased 1.84% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $26.7. About 49,138 shares traded or 1.73% up from the average. Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG) has risen 37.69% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.99% the S&P500.

ACADIAN TIMBER (OTCMKTS:ACAZF) had an increase of 3.6% in short interest. ACAZF’s SI was 69,100 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 3.6% from 66,700 shares previously. With 1,100 avg volume, 63 days are for ACADIAN TIMBER (OTCMKTS:ACAZF)’s short sellers to cover ACAZF’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.67% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $14.6. About 200 shares traded. Acadian Timber Corp. (OTCMKTS:ACAZF) has 0.00% since December 11, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Acadian Timber Corp. supplies primary forest products in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States. The company has market cap of $246.89 million. The firm operates in two divisions, NB Timberlands and Maine Timberlands. It has a 14.54 P/E ratio. The Company’s products include softwood and hardwood sawlogs, pulpwood, and biomass by-products.

Analysts await Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.28 earnings per share, up 7.69% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.26 per share. VPG’s profit will be $3.72 million for 23.84 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.27 actual earnings per share reported by Vishay Precision Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.70% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.41, from 1.56 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 6 investors sold VPG shares while 21 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 24 raised stakes. 9.86 million shares or 0.43% more from 9.81 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hancock Holding accumulated 11,796 shares. Needham Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability invested in 0.14% or 30,000 shares. Prelude Management Lc invested in 0% or 1,734 shares. Northwest Counselors Ltd Com stated it has 0.09% in Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 1,392 shares. Ameritas Investment Prtnrs Inc reported 1,011 shares. Strs Ohio holds 0% or 35,500 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Susquehanna Grp Llp has 0% invested in Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG) for 16,735 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys owns 17,619 shares for 0% of their portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement owns 17,973 shares for 0% of their portfolio. State Street has invested 0% in Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG). Moreover, Fuller Thaler Asset Mgmt has 0% invested in Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG). Parametric Port Associate Limited Liability Corp, a Washington-based fund reported 10,819 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt invested 0% of its portfolio in Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG). Northern Corporation has 0% invested in Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG).

Among 2 analysts covering Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Vishay Precision Group had 4 analyst reports since October 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by B. Riley & Co. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 13 by B. Riley & Co.

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