News headlines about Kimball Electronics (NASDAQ:KE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kimball Electronics earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.2555692080066 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

KE has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Kimball Electronics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. ValuEngine cut shares of Kimball Electronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd.

Kimball Electronics (KE) traded down $0.50 on Friday, hitting $19.50. 148,897 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 54,988. The stock has a market capitalization of $523.36, a PE ratio of 16.39 and a beta of 1.01.

Kimball Electronics (NASDAQ:KE) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The electronics maker reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter. Kimball Electronics had a net margin of 3.40% and a return on equity of 9.74%. The business had revenue of $253.20 million during the quarter.

Kimball Electronics announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, August 24th that allows the company to buyback $20.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization allows the electronics maker to purchase up to 42% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

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About Kimball Electronics

Kimball Electronics, Inc (Kimball Electronics) is an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company. The Company is engaged in producing electronics for the automotive, medical, industrial and public safety markets. It provides design, engineering, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of electronic assemblies and circuit boards on a contract basis to a range of industries.

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