FLIR Systems (FLIR) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FLIR Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 47.0690964339285 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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A number of brokerages have commented on FLIR. BidaskClub raised FLIR Systems from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. Imperial Capital raised their price objective on FLIR Systems from $38.00 to $53.00 and gave the company an “in-line” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 22nd. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective (up previously from $56.00) on shares of FLIR Systems in a research note on Monday, March 12th. ValuEngine upgraded FLIR Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Stephens set a $59.00 target price on FLIR Systems and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company. FLIR Systems currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $51.86.

FLIR stock opened at $52.71 on Friday. FLIR Systems has a twelve month low of $33.95 and a twelve month high of $53.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a quick ratio of 2.57 and a current ratio of 3.51. The company has a market capitalization of $7,355.80, a PE ratio of 28.04 and a beta of 0.68.

FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.03. FLIR Systems had a return on equity of 14.54% and a net margin of 5.96%. The company had revenue of $494.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $501.44 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.48 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that FLIR Systems will post 2.1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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FLIR Systems Company Profile

FLIR Systems, Inc designs, develops, manufactures, and markets thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locater systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and threat-detection solutions worldwide. The company operates in six segments: Surveillance, Instruments, Security, OEM & Emerging Markets, Maritime, and Detection.

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