Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Almost Family (AFAM) Share Price

News articles about Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Almost Family earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.7580548664794 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Almost Family (AFAM) opened at $59.15 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $826.03, a PE ratio of 49.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.52. The company has a quick ratio of 2.40, a current ratio of 2.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. Almost Family has a 1-year low of $40.15 and a 1-year high of $66.15.

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

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on AFAM shares. Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of Almost Family from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and raised their price target for the company from $54.00 to $62.00 in a research note on Monday, November 20th. SunTrust Banks set a $73.00 price target on shares of Almost Family and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Almost Family from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Robert W. Baird set a $65.00 price target on shares of Almost Family and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective on shares of Almost Family in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Almost Family currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.33.

In other Almost Family news, Director Jonathan Goldberg sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total value of $600,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now 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 can be accessed through this hyperlink. 13.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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