NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Benchmark Electronics (NYSE: BHE) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $12.17, below its previous 52-week low of $12.18 with 17,452 shares traded as of 9:49 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 389,900 shares over the past 30 days.

Benchmark has a market cap of $747.9 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 30.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. provides electronics manufacturing services in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The company provides engineering solutions, such as product design, prototype, test, and related engineering solutions; and custom test and automation equipment design and build solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Benchmark as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Benchmark Ratings Report.

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