Almost Family Inc (AFAM) Expected to Post Q4 2018 Earnings of $0.72 Per Share
Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group issued their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Almost Family in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst B. Tanquilut forecasts that the company will earn $0.72 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $58.00 price target on the stock.
Several other research analysts have also recently commented on the company. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $58.00 target price on shares of Almost Family in a research report on Friday. ValuEngine upgraded Almost Family from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Almost Family from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. J P Morgan Chase & Co increased their price objective on Almost Family to $59.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $55.00 price objective on Almost Family and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.33.
Almost Family (NASDAQ AFAM) opened at $51.25 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $715.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.06, a P/E/G ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 0.40. Almost Family has a 12-month low of $39.34 and a 12-month high of $62.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 2.40 and a quick ratio of 2.40.
Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $194.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $199.93 million. Almost Family had a return on equity of 6.12% and a net margin of 2.02%. Almost Family’s quarterly revenue was up 21.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.66 earnings per share.
In other news, SVP John Shermyen sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.00, for a total value of $104,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 79,864 shares in the company, valued at $4,152,928. 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.
A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in AFAM. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC increased its position in Almost Family by 1,151.8% in the third quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC now owns 271,001 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,552,000 after purchasing an additional 249,352 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Almost Family by 33.0% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 637,314 shares of the company’s stock worth $30,973,000 after purchasing an additional 157,955 shares during the period. Summit Creek Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Almost Family in the third quarter worth about $7,810,000. Capital Research Global Investors increased its position in Almost Family by 46.0% in the second quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 457,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $28,174,000 after purchasing an additional 144,000 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its position in Almost Family by 437.0% in the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 126,742 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,806,000 after purchasing an additional 103,141 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.74% of the company’s stock.
About Almost Family
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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