News headlines about Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Benchmark Electronics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.2485712477712 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research firms have recently commented on BHE. BidaskClub cut shares of Benchmark Electronics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. TheStreet cut shares of Benchmark Electronics from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC cut shares of Benchmark Electronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the stock. Benchmark Electronics has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $36.67.

Shares of Benchmark Electronics (BHE) opened at $31.05 on Monday. Benchmark Electronics has a one year low of $27.50 and a one year high of $35.80. The stock has a market cap of $1,543.90, a PE ratio of 19.90 and a beta of 0.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a quick ratio of 2.66 and a current ratio of 3.60.

Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The technology company reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.05. Benchmark Electronics had a net margin of 2.63% and a return on equity of 5.62%. The company had revenue of $604.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $584.50 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.36 EPS. Benchmark Electronics’s revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year.

In related news, VP Scott R. Peterson sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total transaction of $32,060.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 18,893 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $605,709.58. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Benchmark Electronics Company Profile

Benchmark Electronics, Inc is a provider of electronic manufacturing services. The Company operates through three segments: the Americas, Asia and Europe. It provides services to original equipment manufacturers of industrial control equipment, including equipment for the aerospace and defense industry; telecommunication equipment; computers and related products for business enterprises; medical devices, and testing and instrumentation products.

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