Media stories about FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. 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 news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.6690490781922 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

FLIR Systems (NASDAQ FLIR) opened at 42.78 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.87 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.58 and a beta of 0.60. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $39.68 and its 200 day moving average is $37.49. FLIR Systems has a 52-week low of $28.26 and a 52-week high of $43.41.

FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.01. FLIR Systems had a net margin of 12.44% and a return on equity of 13.97%. The firm had revenue of $434.12 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $437.32 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.37 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that FLIR Systems will post $1.85 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on FLIR. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of FLIR Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Needham & Company LLC upped their price target on shares of FLIR Systems from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. BidaskClub raised shares of FLIR Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised shares of FLIR Systems from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Finally, UBS AG raised shares of FLIR Systems from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. FLIR Systems presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $39.17.

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In other news, COO Thomas A. Surran sold 261,320 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.25, for a total transaction of $9,995,490.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Earl R. Lewis sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.22, for a total transaction of $764,400.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 509,379 shares in the company, valued at $19,468,465.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 292,907 shares of company stock worth $11,191,737 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 3.00% of the company’s stock.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR)

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