Equities analysts forecast that Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) will report earnings per share of $0.60 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have issued estimates for Almost Family’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.51 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.67. Almost Family posted earnings per share of $0.59 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 1.7%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 6th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Almost Family will report full year earnings of $2.11 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.05 to $2.16. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $2.63 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.39 to $3.02. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Almost Family.

Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) last posted 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. Almost Family had a net margin of 2.02% and a return on equity of 6.12%. The business had revenue of $194.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $199.93 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.66 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 21.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research analysts have issued reports on AFAM shares. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $58.00 price target on shares of Almost Family in a report on Friday, November 10th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Almost Family from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their price target on shares of Almost Family to $59.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Almost Family from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Almost Family in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $62.33.

Shares of Almost Family (NASDAQ AFAM) opened at $54.25 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 2.40, a quick 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. The company has a market cap of $770.33, a P/E ratio of 25.89, a P/E/G ratio of 2.67 and a beta of 0.52.

In other Almost Family news, Director Jonathan Goldberg sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total transaction of $600,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 44,803 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,691,764.24. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP John Shermyen sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.00, for a total transaction of $104,000.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 79,864 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,152,928. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 13.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Almost Family by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 11,795 shares of the company’s stock valued at $727,000 after acquiring an additional 70 shares in the last quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund increased its stake in shares of Almost Family by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 8,704 shares of the company’s stock valued at $537,000 after acquiring an additional 73 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its stake in shares of Almost Family by 7.3% in the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 2,810 shares of the company’s stock valued at $173,000 after acquiring an additional 190 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Almost Family by 3.9% in the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 5,447 shares of the company’s stock valued at $336,000 after acquiring an additional 204 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BRYN MAWR TRUST Co increased its stake in shares of Almost Family by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. BRYN MAWR TRUST Co now owns 29,932 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,846,000 after acquiring an additional 236 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 84.90% of the company’s stock.

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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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