Media coverage about Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Almost Family earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4233520528733 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on AFAM shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Almost Family from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 15th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Almost Family from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Bank of America Corporation restated a “neutral” rating and set a $57.00 price target (up from $52.00) on shares of Almost Family in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price target on shares of Almost Family in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Almost Family from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.60.
Almost Family (AFAM) opened at 48.00 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $658.42 million, a PE ratio of 32.68 and a beta of 0.44. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $48.74 and its 200 day moving average is $52.53. Almost Family has a 12-month low of $35.21 and a 12-month high of $62.95.
Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.56. Almost Family had a net margin of 2.43% and a return on equity of 7.09%. The business had revenue of $200.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $205.48 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.61 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 28.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Almost Family will post $2.36 EPS for the current year.
In related news, SVP John Shermyen sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.61, for a total transaction of $184,830.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 81,864 shares in the company, valued at $5,043,641.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 13.10% of the company’s stock.
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Almost Family Company Profile
Almost Family, Inc is a provider of home healthcare services. The Company has two divisions: Home Health and Healthcare Innovations (HCI). The Home Health division consists of two segments: Visiting Nurse Services (VN or Visiting Nurse) and Personal Care Services (PC or Personal Care). The VN segment provides a range of Medicare-certified home health nursing services to patients in need of recuperative care, following a period of hospitalization or care in another type of inpatient facility.
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