News headlines about H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ:HEES) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. H&E Equipment Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.0507445164403 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
Shares of H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ:HEES) opened at $35.96 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $1,270.14, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.26, a P/E/G ratio of 1.15 and a beta of 2.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.29, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a current ratio of 1.06. H&E Equipment Services has a 52 week low of $17.44 and a 52 week high of $41.72.
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on HEES shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of H&E Equipment Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Buckingham Research started coverage on shares of H&E Equipment Services in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $39.00 price target for the company. UBS Group increased their price target on shares of H&E Equipment Services from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of H&E Equipment Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $31.40.
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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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