News headlines about Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Benchmark Electronics earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.7721199391959 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on BHE shares. Needham & Company LLC lowered shares of Benchmark Electronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. TheStreet downgraded Benchmark Electronics from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $36.67.

Shares of Benchmark Electronics (BHE) opened at $29.65 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.60, a quick ratio of 2.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. Benchmark Electronics has a fifty-two week low of $28.75 and a fifty-two week high of $35.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,471.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.72 and a beta of 0.50.

Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The technology company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.05. Benchmark Electronics had a return on equity of 5.62% and a net margin of 2.63%. The firm had revenue of $604.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $584.50 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.36 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis.

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About Benchmark Electronics

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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