Benchmark Electronics (BHE) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.21

News stories about Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Benchmark Electronics earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.1047921106573 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Benchmark Electronics (NYSE BHE) traded down $0.45 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $29.55. 275,432 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 390,727. The company has a market capitalization of $1,475.25, a PE ratio of 18.94 and a beta of 0.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 3.60 and a quick ratio of 2.66. Benchmark Electronics has a fifty-two week low of $24.91 and a fifty-two week high of $35.80.

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

BHE has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on shares of Benchmark Electronics from $34.00 to $37.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price objective on shares of Benchmark Electronics from $33.00 to $37.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $36.00 price objective (up from $32.00) on shares of Benchmark Electronics in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Benchmark Electronics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th.

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In other Benchmark Electronics news, Director Douglas G. Duncan sold 5,922 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.91, for a total transaction of $188,971.02. Following the sale, the director now owns 30,524 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $974,020.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Scott R. Peterson sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total transaction of $32,060.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 18,893 shares in the company, valued at approximately $605,709.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.90% of the company’s stock.

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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