News stories about Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Almost Family earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8515464557411 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
AFAM has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub downgraded Almost Family from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $52.00 price objective on Almost Family and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. J P Morgan Chase & Co lifted their price objective on Almost Family to $59.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. ValuEngine raised Almost Family from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Almost Family from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $60.83.
Shares of Almost Family (AFAM) traded up $0.65 during trading on Friday, hitting $61.85. The stock had a trading volume of 431,911 shares, compared to its average volume of 152,820. The stock has a market cap of $872.91, a PE ratio of 24.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 0.39. The company has a current ratio of 2.40, a quick ratio of 2.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. Almost Family has a 12-month low of $39.34 and a 12-month high of $62.95.
Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $194.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $199.93 million. Almost Family had a return on equity of 6.12% and a net margin of 2.02%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 21.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.66 EPS. equities analysts expect that Almost Family will post 2.08 EPS for the current year.
In related news, SVP John Shermyen sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.00, for a total transaction of $104,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 79,864 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,152,928. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 13.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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About Almost Family
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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