H&E Equipment Services (HEES) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows
Media headlines about H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ:HEES) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. 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. H&E Equipment Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.5482610192789 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Zacks Value Investor Highlights: CDW, Boise Cascade, Ecopetrol, Huntsman and H&E Equipment Services (finance.yahoo.com)
- Lionbridge Technologies (LIOX) & H&E Equipment Services (HEES) Head-To-Head Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
- The Best Red-Hot Value Stocks – Nasdaq.com – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (HEES) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 17, 2017 – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- H&E Equipment Services (HEES) versus ICF International (ICFI) Critical Survey (americanbankingnews.com)
Several brokerages have recently commented on HEES. Zacks Investment Research upgraded H&E Equipment Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub downgraded H&E Equipment Services from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. UBS AG boosted their target price on H&E Equipment Services from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. ValuEngine downgraded H&E Equipment Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of H&E Equipment Services in a research report on Friday, July 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $29.50.
H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ:HEES) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44 by $0.32. H&E Equipment Services had a return on equity of 24.15% and a net margin of 3.27%. The firm had revenue of $259.16 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $252.94 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.33 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that H&E Equipment Services will post 1.6 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 11th. Investors of record on Monday, November 20th will be paid a $0.275 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 17th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.17%. H&E Equipment Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 107.84%.
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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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