Raymond James Financial Initiated Intel (NDAQ:INTC)’s Coverage; 3 Bullish Analysts Covering Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (BHE)

June 19, 2017 - By marketbeat

Among 13 analysts covering Intel Corporation (NDAQ:INTC), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Intel Corporation has $45 highest and $30 lowest target. $39.45’s average target is 12.04% above currents $35.21 stock price. Intel Corporation had 18 analyst reports since March 1, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Friday, March 31. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $42 target in Wednesday, April 12 report. B. Riley & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $44 target in Friday, March 24 report. The stock of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) earned “Underperform” rating by Bernstein on Wednesday, March 1. As per Wednesday, March 15, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by Instinet on Friday, March 31. The company was maintained on Friday, March 31 by Bernstein. The stock has “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Monday, May 1. Wells Fargo maintained Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) on Friday, April 7 with “Outperform” rating. Bernstein maintained Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) on Wednesday, April 26 with “Sell” rating.

Among 5 analysts covering Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Benchmark Electronics had 11 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) rating on Friday, October 21. Needham has “Buy” rating and $28 target. The stock of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, October 21 by Cross Research. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $20 target in Friday, October 23 report. Berenberg initiated Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) rating on Friday, May 27. Berenberg has “Buy” rating and $70 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James given on Friday, July 24. Needham maintained Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) on Thursday, February 9 with “Buy” rating. Needham maintained Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) on Friday, July 22 with “Buy” rating. Needham maintained Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) rating on Friday, October 23. Needham has “Buy” rating and $24 target. See Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) latest ratings:

09/02/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy Old Target: $28 New Target: $34 Maintain

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. is a provider of electronic manufacturing services. The company has market cap of $1.63 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: the Americas, Asia and Europe. It has a 26.29 P/E ratio. 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.

Since February 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.53 million activity. PETERSON SCOTT R also sold $227,524 worth of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) shares. Shares for $643,048 were sold by Adam Donald Francis. The insider WILLIAMS CLAY C sold 20,000 shares worth $657,673.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 1.1 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 16 investors sold Benchmark Electronics, Inc. shares while 67 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 46.62 million shares or 0.14% more from 46.56 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Carlson Cap L P stated it has 336,282 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0.01% or 216,902 shares. Mackenzie Fincl Corp reported 119,906 shares. Eqis Cap Mgmt has invested 0.02% in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Heartland Incorporated holds 0.76% or 452,409 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 12,029 shares. Moreover, Brandywine Global Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 0.05% invested in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) for 239,203 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can invested 0.01% in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Riverhead Mngmt Ltd Company holds 0.01% or 3,900 shares. Art Advisors Ltd Liability has 21,400 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Suntrust Banks Inc accumulated 8,033 shares. Swiss State Bank, a Switzerland-based fund reported 81,400 shares. Gotham Asset Management Limited has 0.13% invested in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) for 326,149 shares. Blackrock Fund Advsrs reported 0.02% in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Adams Diversified Equity Fund Incorporated invested in 37,300 shares.

The stock decreased 1.19% or $0.4 on June 16, reaching $33.2. About shares traded. Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) has risen 60.40% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.70% the S&P500.

Since January 3, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 13 selling transactions for $15.69 million activity. Krzanich Brian M had sold 72,172 shares worth $2.54M on Monday, March 13. Bryant Diane M sold $2.03 million worth of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) on Thursday, February 23. Another trade for 17,755 shares valued at $659,277 was sold by RENDUCHINTALA VENKATA S M. $403,638 worth of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was sold by PLUMMER JAMES D. 13,888 shares were bought by SWAN ROBERT HOLMES, worth $504,204. Shares for $1.08M were sold by Smith Stacy J on Friday, January 20. $2.84 million worth of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was sold by BRYANT ANDY D.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.99 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 79 investors sold Intel Corporation shares while 690 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 603 raised stakes. 3.02 billion shares or 1.62% more from 2.97 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. King Luther Capital Mgmt, Texas-based fund reported 290,643 shares. Ifc Hldgs Inc Fl has invested 0.18% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Moreover, Fagan Associate Inc has 0.18% invested in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Btr Mgmt Inc stated it has 0.24% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Goelzer Investment Management Inc accumulated 0.06% or 11,705 shares. Legacy Capital Prns Inc holds 146,324 shares or 3.21% of its portfolio. Insight 2811 has 7,841 shares. John G Ullman Assocs Inc holds 2.66% or 349,753 shares. Herald Inv Management Limited has 38,000 shares for 0.6% of their portfolio. Brave Asset Mngmt holds 1.9% or 81,671 shares in its portfolio. Bkd Wealth Advsr Ltd Co, Missouri-based fund reported 50,522 shares. Coldstream Capital Management holds 195,334 shares. Peapack Gladstone Corporation holds 460,745 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bridges Investment Mgmt invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Stratos Wealth Ltd stated it has 0.36% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC).

Analysts await Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $0.68 earnings per share, up 15.25% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.59 per share. INTC’s profit will be $3.19 billion for 12.94 P/E if the $0.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual earnings per share reported by Intel Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.03% EPS growth.

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