FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR) Reaches $49.23 After 5.00% Up Move; Energy Income Partners Lowered Its American Elec Pwr (AEP) Position

February 15, 2018 - By Vivian Park

The stock of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 0.33% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $49.23. About 342,947 shares traded. FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) has risen 24.65% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.95% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $6.82 billion company. It was reported on Feb, 15 by Barchart.com. We have $51.69 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:FLIR worth $341.10 million more.

Energy Income Partners Llc decreased American Elec Pwr Inc (AEP) stake by 12.09% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Energy Income Partners Llc sold 155,659 shares as American Elec Pwr Inc (AEP)’s stock rose 7.19%. The Energy Income Partners Llc holds 1.13 million shares with $79.53M value, down from 1.29M last quarter. American Elec Pwr Inc now has $32.27B valuation. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $65.6. About 1.20 million shares traded. American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) has risen 7.63% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.07% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.37 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.56 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 31 investors sold FLIR Systems, Inc. shares while 108 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 135 raised stakes. 122.80 million shares or 1.34% more from 121.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. D E Shaw Incorporated stated it has 1.92 million shares. Moreover, Oakbrook Invests Limited Liability Co has 0.03% invested in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Andra Ap, Alabama-based fund reported 29,800 shares. Amalgamated Fincl Bank, a New York-based fund reported 27,373 shares. Marathon Asset Management Llp accumulated 1.18M shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Quantum Mgmt, California-based fund reported 34,566 shares. Td Asset Management invested 0.01% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). The California-based Wcm Mgmt Ca has invested 0.01% in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). 1.06 million were reported by Hermes Invest Mgmt Limited. The Ohio-based Strs Ohio has invested 0.12% in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Whittier Tru Communication has invested 0% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Covington has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Moreover, Calamos Llc has 0.02% invested in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Mcmillion Capital Mngmt reported 53,665 shares stake.

Among 10 analysts covering FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. FLIR Systems had 23 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Tuesday, January 5 to “Strong Buy”. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Thursday, December 1. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Robert W. Baird. As per Thursday, January 19, the company rating was initiated by SunTrust. Raymond James downgraded the shares of FLIR in report on Tuesday, February 14 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 1 by Needham. On Friday, November 4 the stock rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with “Outperform”. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, July 10 report. Imperial Capital downgraded the shares of FLIR in report on Thursday, February 23 to “In-Line” rating. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Wednesday, January 17 with “Buy”.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $18.56 million activity. Another trade for 11,200 shares valued at $530,208 was sold by WYNNE STEVEN E. $764,400 worth of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) was sold by LEWIS EARL R. $10.00 million worth of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) shares were sold by SURRAN THOMAS A. $423,000 worth of stock was sold by DUCHENE TODD M on Monday, October 30. CARTER JOHN D sold $530,432 worth of stock. Another trade for 11,200 shares valued at $530,320 was made by MACDONALD ANGUS L on Friday, October 27. HARDING BRIAN E sold $86,108 worth of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) on Monday, October 30.

FLIR Systems, Inc. develops, designs, makes, and markets thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locater systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and threat-detection solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.82 billion. The firm operates in six divisions: Surveillance, Instruments, Security, OEM and Emerging Markets, Maritime, and Detection. It has a 31.36 P/E ratio. The Surveillance segment provides enhanced imaging and recognition solutions for various military, law enforcement, public safety, and other government clients for the protection of borders, troops, and public welfare.

Energy Income Partners Llc increased Alliant Energy Corp (NYSE:LNT) stake by 34,874 shares to 529,717 valued at $22.02M in 2017Q3. It also upped Plains All Amern Pipeline L (NYSE:PAA) stake by 2.32 million shares and now owns 9.93 million shares. Oneok Inc New (NYSE:OKE) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 47 investors sold AEP shares while 241 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 254 raised stakes. 341.39 million shares or 2.05% less from 348.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 13,701 are owned by Monroe Bankshares Trust Mi. 193 are held by Port Solutions Ltd Co. City Holding reported 6,085 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And owns 6.70M shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Thompson Davis & accumulated 0.22% or 1,753 shares. Reinhart has 6,135 shares. Aspiriant Ltd reported 0.06% of its portfolio in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). Alpha Windward Llc reported 0.14% in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). Homrich And Berg holds 0.09% or 16,152 shares. Aviance Prns Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.15% or 6,350 shares. Amer Natl Registered Inv Advisor Incorporated invested in 10,420 shares or 0.37% of the stock. Wealthtrust Fairport Lc invested in 3,678 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Shamrock Asset Mngmt Limited Liability reported 62 shares. Willis Counsel holds 233,200 shares or 1.18% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Financial Bank Of Aus accumulated 4.39 million shares.

Among 20 analysts covering American Electric Power Company Inc. (NYSE:AEP), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. American Electric Power Company Inc. had 69 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, July 19. As per Monday, June 26, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The rating was downgraded by Evercore to “Hold” on Wednesday, November 2. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy” on Monday, September 26. On Tuesday, August 25 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim given on Tuesday, September 8. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of AEP in report on Friday, October 2 with “Overweight” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, October 23 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, September 8. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of AEP in report on Friday, March 18 with “Overweight” rating.

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