News coverage about Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Almost Family earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.7885895867051 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Almost Family (AFAM) traded down $0.35 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $50.95. The stock had a trading volume of 120,885 shares, compared to its average volume of 133,915. Almost Family has a 52 week low of $38.05 and a 52 week high of $62.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 2.40 and a quick ratio of 2.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $711.47, a P/E ratio of 21.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.40.

Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.56. Almost Family had a return on equity of 7.09% and a net margin of 2.43%. The company had revenue of $200.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $205.48 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.61 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 28.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Almost Family will post 2.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have commented on AFAM shares. Robert W. Baird lowered 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 lowered Almost Family from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub lowered Almost Family from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. ValuEngine upgraded Almost Family from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co started coverage on Almost Family in a research note on Monday, October 9th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $54.00 price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $56.50.

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In related news, SVP John Shermyen sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated 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 transaction, the senior vice president now owns 79,864 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,152,928. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 13.10% 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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