Addus Homecare (NASDAQ:ADUS) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Addus Homecare (NASDAQ:ADUS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Addus Homecare earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6375143258456 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of analysts have recently commented on ADUS shares. BidaskClub upgraded Addus Homecare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Addus Homecare from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.33.

Shares of Addus Homecare (NASDAQ:ADUS) traded down $1.65 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $36.70. 20,196 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 25,567. The company has a quick ratio of 2.68, a current ratio of 2.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. Addus Homecare has a 1 year low of $29.90 and a 1 year high of $40.75. The company has a market capitalization of $426.88, a PE ratio of 23.99, a P/E/G ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.06.

In related news, CEO R Dirk Allison sold 749 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.85, for a total transaction of $29,098.65. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 33,120 shares in the company, valued at $1,286,712. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider W Bradley Bickham sold 822 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.40, for a total transaction of $30,742.80. Following the sale, the insider now owns 9,178 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $343,257.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 35.80% of the company’s stock.

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About Addus Homecare

Addus HomeCare Corporation is a provider of personal care services, which are provided primarily in the home. The Company’s personal care services include assistance with bathing, grooming, oral care, skincare, assistance with feeding and dressing, medication reminders, meal planning and preparation, housekeeping and transportation services and other activities of daily living.

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