News coverage about H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ:HEES) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. H&E Equipment Services earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.0507445164403 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ HEES) opened at $35.96 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $1,270.14, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.15 and a beta of 2.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.29, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a current ratio of 1.06. H&E Equipment Services has a 12-month low of $17.44 and a 12-month high of $41.72.

A number of brokerages have commented on HEES. ValuEngine upgraded shares of H&E Equipment Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Buckingham Research began coverage on shares of H&E Equipment Services in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $39.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of H&E Equipment Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, UBS Group upped their price objective on shares of 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. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. H&E Equipment Services presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $31.40.

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H&E Equipment Services Company Profile

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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