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Bowling Portfolio Management Has Raised Benchmark Electrs (BHE) Holding; First Republic Bank (FRC) Covered By 8 Bulls

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Bowling Portfolio Management Llc increased Benchmark Electrs Inc (BHE) stake by 218.39% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Bowling Portfolio Management Llc acquired 21,859 shares as Benchmark Electrs Inc (BHE)’s stock rose 0.34%. The Bowling Portfolio Management Llc holds 31,868 shares with $927,000 value, up from 10,009 last quarter. Benchmark Electrs Inc now has $1.29B valuation. The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $27.2. About 244,444 shares traded. Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) has declined 7.62% since May 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.17% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. First Republic Bank had 87 analyst reports since October 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, July 15. The stock of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, December 15 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 16 to “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, January 9. FBR Capital upgraded First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) rating on Tuesday, December 20. FBR Capital has “Outperform” rating and $100 target. Maxim Group maintained First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 17 by Maxim Group. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, February 22 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, September 1. See First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) latest ratings:

18/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $88.0000 Maintain
13/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $96.0000 Maintain
13/04/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $97.0000 Maintain
13/04/2018 Broker: Maxim Group Rating: Buy New Target: $110.0000 Maintain
04/04/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $94.0000 Maintain
29/03/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $96.0000 Maintain
23/03/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $96.0000 Maintain
22/03/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Neutral New Target: $100 Initiates Coverage On
06/03/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Overweight New Target: $110 Upgrade
26/02/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $95.0 Maintain

More recent First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Why First Republic Bank is chasing the wealthy in Wyoming” on May 07, 2018. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “New York bank poaches from First Republic to expand into Bay Area” on April 18, 2018. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “This Morning’s Technical Outlook on Banking Stocks — Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, Comerica, and First …” with publication date: April 26, 2018 was also an interesting one.

The stock increased 0.43% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $97.55. About 984,810 shares traded. First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) has risen 0.07% since May 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.48% the S&P500.

First Republic Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides private banking, private business banking, real estate lending, and wealth management services to clients in metropolitan areas of the United States. The company has market cap of $15.79 billion. It operates through two divisions, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management. It has a 22.03 P/E ratio. The firm offers deposit products, such as checking, money market checking, savings, and passbook deposits, as well as certificates of deposit.

Among 5 analysts covering Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Benchmark Electronics had 18 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Needham. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Cross Research downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, October 21 report. On Thursday, August 31 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by Berenberg with “Buy” on Friday, May 27. As per Friday, October 21, the company rating was maintained by Needham. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, July 24 by Raymond James. Needham maintained Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) rating on Friday, October 23. Needham has “Buy” rating and $24 target. The company was maintained on Friday, July 22 by Needham. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 8 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.15, from 1.2 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 16 investors sold BHE shares while 71 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 45.27 million shares or 1.72% less from 46.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Legal General Group Public Limited accumulated 135,857 shares. Minnesota-based Thrivent For Lutherans has invested 0.07% in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Aqr Management Lc has 495,706 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Gotham Asset Mgmt Ltd accumulated 31,313 shares. Eagle Boston Inc has 0.68% invested in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). 86,505 were reported by Wells Fargo Mn. Sei Comm holds 0% or 29,570 shares in its portfolio. Systematic Finance Mgmt LP reported 145,774 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 0% stake. Aperio Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). 12,935 are owned by Sg Americas Secs Ltd. Ontario – Canada-based State Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). First Quadrant Lp Ca owns 61,041 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada holds 0% of its portfolio in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) for 61,864 shares.

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