News stories about FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FLIR Systems earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.5580532179274 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Trending Stocks Buzz: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., (NASDAQ: MXIM), FLIR Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: FLIR), Banco … – Stocks In The News (press release) (tradingnewsnow.com)
- Infrared imaging market- by global growth, share, trends, demand and analysis report forecasts to 2024 scrutinized in new research (whatech.com)
- Research delivers insight into the global airport security technology sales market forecast to 2021 (whatech.com)
- Video Test and Measurement Equipment Market Overview, Cost Structure Analysis, Growth Opportunities and Forecast to 2022 (abnewswire.com)
- ETFs with exposure to FLIR Systems, Inc. : November 13, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities research analysts recently commented on FLIR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of FLIR Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub lowered shares of FLIR Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price target on shares of FLIR Systems from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of FLIR Systems in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. lifted their price target on shares of FLIR Systems to $60.00 and gave the company a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company. FLIR Systems has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $46.33.
FLIR Systems (FLIR) opened at $47.09 on Wednesday. FLIR Systems has a 52 week low of $33.75 and a 52 week high of $48.06. The company has a market cap of $6,528.23, a PE ratio of 25.89 and a beta of 0.63. The company has a quick ratio of 2.36, a current ratio of 3.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22.
FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $464.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $446.06 million. FLIR Systems had a net margin of 12.30% and a return on equity of 14.30%. FLIR Systems’s quarterly revenue was up 14.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.48 EPS. equities analysts forecast that FLIR Systems will post 1.86 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. FLIR Systems’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.74%.
In other FLIR Systems news, COO Thomas A. Surran sold 261,320 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.25, for a total value of $9,995,490.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Todd M. Duchene sold 9,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.00, for a total transaction of $423,000.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 29,767 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,399,049. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 283,356 shares of company stock valued at $11,034,806 in the last three months. Insiders own 3.00% of the company’s stock.
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About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc (FLIR) designs, develops, markets and distributes thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locater systems, measurement and diagnostic systems and threat-detection solutions. The Company’s segments include Surveillance, Instruments, Security, OEM & Emerging Markets, Maritime and Detection.
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