Press coverage about H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ:HEES) has trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. H&E Equipment Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.63861286476 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on HEES shares. ValuEngine raised shares of H&E Equipment Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Buckingham Research started coverage on shares of H&E Equipment Services in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $39.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of H&E Equipment Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, UBS Group boosted their price objective on shares of H&E Equipment Services from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.40.
H&E Equipment Services (HEES) opened at $40.21 on Tuesday. H&E Equipment Services has a 1 year low of $17.44 and a 1 year high of $41.72. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.29. The company has a market cap of $1,430.00, a PE ratio of 39.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 2.90.
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About H&E Equipment Services
H&E Equipment Services, Inc is an integrated equipment services company. The Company is focused on heavy construction and industrial equipment. As of December 31, 2016, the Company rented, sold and provided parts and services support for four core categories of specialized equipment: hi-lift or aerial work platform equipment; cranes; earthmoving equipment, and industrial lift trucks.
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