Within the hardware sector, we see a low diversification of the 12-months returns. Since February last year the sector is around 0 percent lower. Among the winners we find XTPL SA, Eurotech SpA and Smart Eye AB (publ). Relatively big losses were for PA Power Automation AG, Kerlink SA and Thin Film Electronics ASA.
The winners in this sector are the megacaps, while microcaps are mostly among the less performers.
Regarding the price/earnings-ratios we see a uniform palette. The smallcaps are with the price/earnings-ratio of 23 the most expensive. The midcaps are the cheapest and trade at 16 times the earnings per share. 3D Systems, Net Insight AB and ADTRAN are the stocks with the highest ratios. Stocks with the lowest ratios are Paragon Id SA, AB SA and KEMET.
The sector's average dividend yield is with 1,6 percent relatively high. Stocks now high dividend yields now are HF Company Company SA, Neopost SA and Seagate Technology.
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