Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Almost Family (AFAM) Stock Price

News headlines about Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Almost Family earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8451283638072 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on AFAM. Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of Almost Family from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $54.00 to $62.00 in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Robert W. Baird set a $65.00 target price on shares of Almost Family and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Almost Family from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on shares of Almost Family in a research report on Monday, October 9th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $54.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on shares of Almost Family in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Almost Family presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.33.

Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) opened at $59.40 on Monday. Almost Family has a 1 year low of $40.15 and a 1 year high of $66.15. The company has a current ratio of 2.40, a quick ratio of 2.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The stock has a market cap of $829.70, a P/E ratio of 49.50, a PEG ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 0.52.

Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by $0.01. Almost Family had a net margin of 2.02% and a return on equity of 6.12%. The firm had revenue of $194.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $199.93 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.66 EPS. Almost Family’s quarterly revenue was up 21.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Almost Family will post 2.12 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Jonathan Goldberg sold 10,000 shares of Almost Family stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total value of $600,800.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 44,803 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,691,764.24. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 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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