News headlines about Addus HomeCare (NASDAQ:ADUS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Addus HomeCare earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.8030785944824 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Addus HomeCare (ADUS) to Post FY2018 Earnings of $2.23 Per Share, Oppenheimer Forecasts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Comparing Addus HomeCare (ADUS) & BioScrip (BIOS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Addus HomeCare (ADUS) Raised by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com)
- $111.25 Million in Sales Expected for Addus HomeCare (ADUS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Expect Addus HomeCare (ADUS) to Announce $0.40 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of NASDAQ ADUS opened at $53.50 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 2.90 and a quick ratio of 2.90. The firm has a market cap of $611.20, a P/E ratio of 36.90, a P/E/G ratio of 1.77 and a beta of -0.42. Addus HomeCare has a 1-year low of $30.95 and a 1-year high of $54.99.
ADUS has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub upgraded Addus HomeCare from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Robert W. Baird set a $43.00 target price on Addus HomeCare and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Stephens set a $56.00 target price on Addus HomeCare and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Addus HomeCare from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Addus HomeCare presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $45.75.
In related news, CFO Brian Poff sold 1,240 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.06, for a total transaction of $42,234.40. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 24,623 shares in the company, valued at approximately $838,659.38. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider James Zoccoli sold 725 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.90, for a total value of $26,027.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 7,109 shares of company stock valued at $258,061 over the last 90 days. 35.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Addus HomeCare Company Profile
Addus HomeCare Corporation provides personal care services to elderly, chronically ill, disabled persons, and individuals who are at risk of hospitalization or institutionalization in the United States. The company's personal care services offer assistance with activities of daily living. Its services include assistance with bathing, grooming, oral care, assistance with feeding and dressing, medication reminders, meal planning and preparation, housekeeping, and transportation services, as well as other activities of daily living.
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