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Composite Rating For Flir Systems Rises To 96

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Flir Systems ( FLIR ) saw its IBD SmartSelect Composite Rating jump to 96 Wednesday, up from 94 the day before.

[ibd-display-video id=2368044 width=50 float=left autostart=true] The new score indicates the company is now outperforming 96% of all stocks in terms of the most important fundamental and technical stock-picking criteria. History shows the top market performers tend to have a 95 or higher score as they launch their major moves.

Flir Systems is trading within the buy zone from a 48.16 entry from a flat base .

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One weak spot is the company's 69 EPS Rating, which tracks quarterly and annual earnings growth. Look for that to improve to 80 or better to show it's in the top 20% of all stocks.

Its Accumulation/Distribution Rating of A shows heavy buying by institutional investors, such as mutual funds and pension funds, over the last 13 weeks.

The company posted an 8% earnings gain for Q3. Top line growth climbed 15%, up from 8% in the prior report. The company has now posted accelerating growth in each of the last two reports.

Flir Systems earns the No. 4 rank among its peers in the Aerospace/Defense industry group. Heico ( HEI ) is the No. 1-ranked stock within the group.

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