Financial Engines Advisors Has Lifted Flir Sys (FLIR) Position; H&E Equipment Services (HEES) Sellers Decreased By 14.76% Their Shorts

November 14, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Financial Engines Advisors Llc increased Flir Sys Inc (FLIR) stake by 217.11% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Financial Engines Advisors Llc acquired 11,142 shares as Flir Sys Inc (FLIR)’s stock rose 1.23%. The Financial Engines Advisors Llc holds 16,274 shares with $564,000 value, up from 5,132 last quarter. Flir Sys Inc now has $6.52 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.13% or $0.06 reaching $47.05 on the news. About 369,329 shares traded. FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) has risen 24.65% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.95% the S&P500.

H&E Equipment Services Incorporated (NASDAQ:HEES) had a decrease of 14.76% in short interest. HEES’s SI was 1.03M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 14.76% from 1.21M shares previously. With 389,700 avg volume, 3 days are for H&E Equipment Services Incorporated (NASDAQ:HEES)’s short sellers to cover HEES’s short positions. The SI to H&E Equipment Services Incorporated’s float is 3.33%. About 103,622 shares traded. H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEES) has risen 3.15% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.55% the S&P500.

Since May 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.39 million activity. $522,515 worth of stock was sold by FRANK JEFFREY on Thursday, May 18. On Wednesday, June 14 the insider Crouch William Wright sold $1.39M.

Among 10 analysts covering FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. FLIR Systems had 20 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Imperial Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, February 15 report. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Buy” on Monday, July 10. As per Thursday, January 19, the company rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson. The stock of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Thursday, December 1. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold”. The stock of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 4 by Imperial Capital. The stock of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, January 4. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 23 with “Hold”. On Tuesday, February 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Thursday, October 26.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.22, from 1.34 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 31 investors sold FLIR shares while 95 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 149 raised stakes. 121.17 million shares or 1.30% less from 122.77 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Meeder Asset Mngmt accumulated 22,636 shares. Gotham Asset Mgmt stated it has 301,737 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Yorktown Management And Research Com reported 7,000 shares. Bancorporation Of Nova Scotia holds 0.01% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) for 27,483 shares. Moreover, Boothbay Fund Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has 0.05% invested in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) for 6,628 shares. Moreover, Oakbrook Lc has 0.02% invested in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) for 10,720 shares. Cipher Ltd Partnership reported 0.18% in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Alpine Woods Invsts Limited Liability Com owns 73,600 shares. Stephens Inc Ar invested in 34,594 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Airain reported 64,175 shares. Bluecrest Capital Management reported 20,772 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Fil holds 0.07% or 684,676 shares in its portfolio. Axa has invested 0% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Earnest Prtnrs Limited Liability Corp invested in 2.13M shares. Friedberg Management holds 0.13% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) for 8,430 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ:HEES), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. H&E Equipment Services had 13 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, June 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 31 by UBS. As per Monday, January 18, the company rating was upgraded by Longbow. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 26 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy”. The stock of H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEES) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 15 by Longbow. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of HEES in report on Friday, February 26 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 31. On Friday, October 7 the stock rating was downgraded by UBS to “Sell”.

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