BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) by 47.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,299 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,376 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Almost Family were worth $265,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in shares of Almost Family by 188.8% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 23,048 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,120,000 after buying an additional 15,067 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Almost Family by 8.2% in the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 11,725 shares of the company’s stock worth $570,000 after buying an additional 890 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of Almost Family by 403.9% in the 1st quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 575,146 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,952,000 after buying an additional 461,002 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Almost Family by 38.2% in the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 91,132 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,429,000 after buying an additional 25,190 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its stake in shares of Almost Family by 32.0% in the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 138,184 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,716,000 after buying an additional 33,528 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 85.48% of the company’s stock.

Almost Family Inc (AFAM) opened at 46.45 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $48.04 and a 200 day moving average price of $52.41. Almost Family Inc has a 52-week low of $35.80 and a 52-week high of $62.95. The company has a market capitalization of $637.15 million, a PE ratio of 31.62 and a beta of 0.44.

Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.56. The company had revenue of $200.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $205.48 million. Almost Family had a net margin of 2.43% and a return on equity of 7.09%. Almost Family’s revenue was up 28.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.61 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Almost Family Inc will post $2.36 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, SVP John Shermyen sold 3,000 shares of Almost Family stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.61, for a total transaction of $184,830.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 81,864 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,043,641.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 13.10% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Almost Family from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Robert W. Baird downgraded Almost Family from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $55.00 to $64.00 in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Almost Family from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $63.00 price target on shares of Almost Family in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Almost Family from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $55.80.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM)

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