Almost Family Inc. (AFAM) Sees Large Volume Increase
Almost Family Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 69,249 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 15% from the previous session’s volume of 81,757 shares.The stock last traded at $43.93 and had previously closed at $42.61.
Several equities research analysts recently commented on AFAM shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Almost Family from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price objective on Almost Family from $45.00 to $48.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Almost Family in a research report on Monday, May 16th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.25.
The stock has a market cap of $445.59 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.50. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $42.65 and its 200-day moving average is $39.42.
Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.01. The company earned $153.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $153.50 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 19.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Almost Family Inc. will post $2.58 earnings per share for the current year.
Several hedge funds recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Oxford Asset Management bought a new stake in shares of Almost Family during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,029,000. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Almost Family by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 51,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,954,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Almost Family by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 54,678 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,090,000 after buying an additional 2,407 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Almost Family by 11.0% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 690,287 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,390,000 after buying an additional 68,359 shares during the last quarter.
Almost Family, Inc, along with its subsidiaries, is a provider of home health services. The Company has two divisions, Home Health Care and Healthcare Innovations. The Home Health Care division consists of two segments: Visiting Nurse Services (VN or Visiting Nurse) and Personal Care Services (PC or Personal Care).