Press coverage about FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FLIR Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.9475724048295 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Glistening Stock’s Review – FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ: FLIR) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR) PT Raised to $58 at Needham & Company – StreetInsider.com (streetinsider.com)
- Tried & Tested: Flir One (yachtingmonthly.com)
- FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR) Short Interest Up 31.1% in February (americanbankingnews.com)
- FLIR Systems (FLIR) Price Target Increased to $58.00 by Analysts at Needham & Company LLC (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective (up from $56.00) on shares of FLIR Systems in a research note on Monday. BidaskClub upgraded FLIR Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded FLIR Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Stephens set a $59.00 price objective on FLIR Systems and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded FLIR Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $51.67.
FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 business had revenue of $494.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $501.44 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.48 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that FLIR Systems will post 2.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd were paid a $0.16 dividend. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.25%. This is an increase from FLIR Systems’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 22nd. FLIR Systems’s dividend payout ratio is presently 44.14%.
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FLIR Systems Company Profile
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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