Blazing Stock Climbs To New Heights: H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEES)

Brokerage firms now have a positive stance on shares of H&E Equipment Services, Inc. The industrial products company reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.07. HEES's profit would be $14.26 million giving it 18.76 P/E if the $0.40 EPS is correct. The most recent bid on the stock was registered at $30.15. 147,599 shares of the company traded hands. H&E Equipment Services had a net margin of 3.65% and a return on equity of 26.28%. (NASDAQ:HEES) has risen 3.15% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.55% the S&P500.

Days to cover increased 1.0 to 5.0 and the short interest percentage is 0.05% as of September 15. The dividend was $0.275 per share for the quarter which is $1.10 annualized. The value of the investment in H&E Equipment Services, Inc. decreased from $480,000 to $399,000 a change of 16.9% quarter to quarter. 19 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. Pax Ww Ltd owns 74,344 shares. Ameritas Partners holds 389 shares. Alliancebernstein L P accumulated 1.54M shares. Aperio Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Corporation holds 14,300 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Creative Planning stated it has 28 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Northern Corp owns 434,996 shares. The original version of this piece of content can be accessed at https://weekherald.com/2017/10/13/he-equipment-services-inc-hees-stock-rating-lowered-by-zacks-investment-research.html.

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The following firms have recently changed their position in HEES. Utd Cap Fincl Advisers Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEES). Shell Asset Mngmt invested in 0.02% or 38,145 shares. Bronfman E.l. Rothschild, L.p. expanded its investment by buying 8 shares an increase of 0.0%.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of H&E Equipment Services in a report on Friday, July 28th. (NASDAQ:HEES) has a consensus recommendation of 2.30. H&E Equipment Services's dividend payout ratio is presently 105.77%. The company has market cap of $374.36 million. Fred Alger Mgmt holds 0.03% in H&E Equipment Services, Inc. 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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Among 5 analysts covering H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ:HEES), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, July 31 by UBS. The rating was upgraded by Longbow to "Buy" on Friday, January 15. (NASDAQ:HEES) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, July 10, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, September 26. (NASDAQ:HEES) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, January 18 by Longbow. (NASDAQ:HEES) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, June 5. The stock has "Hold" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 12.

Analysts await salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on October, 19 before the open. Next quarter's EPS is expected be $0.31 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $1.21. VZ's profit will be $4.00B for 12.33 P/E if the $0.98 EPS becomes a reality. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The lowest target is $76.0 while the high is $96.0. Pivotal Research downgraded it to "Hold" rating and $76.0 target in Thursday, January 12 report. As per Thursday, February 4, the company rating was initiated by DA Davidson. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, January 11. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 30. Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd controls 16,639 shares worth $340,000. Sachem Head Capital Management Lp owns 2.13 million shares or 8.45% of their U.S. portfolio. Criterion Capital Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 1.60 million shares. It also upped Google Inc Class C (NASDAQ:GOOGL) stake by 1,375 shares and now owns 1,651 shares. ONE Gas Inc (NYSE:OGS) has risen 19.86% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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