Almost Family (AFAM) Reaches $52.70 After 3.00% Up Move; Shorts at Intrepid Potash (IPI) Lowered By 24.66%

November 14, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

The stock of Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 2.63% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $52.7. About 61,324 shares traded. Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) has risen 32.84% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.14% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $735.96M company. It was reported on Nov, 14 by Barchart.com. We have $54.28 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:AFAM worth $22.08M more.

Intrepid Potash Incorporated (NYSE:IPI) had a decrease of 24.66% in short interest. IPI’s SI was 7.26 million shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 24.66% from 9.64 million shares previously. With 1.26 million avg volume, 6 days are for Intrepid Potash Incorporated (NYSE:IPI)’s short sellers to cover IPI’s short positions. The SI to Intrepid Potash Incorporated’s float is 13.82%. The stock decreased 6.33% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $3.7. About 1.03M shares traded. Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI) has risen 84.68% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 67.98% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Almost Family had 18 analyst reports since November 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Monday, July 10 to “Neutral”. The stock of Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 19. The stock of Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 10. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 20. The stock of Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by Jefferies. Bank of America initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $49 target in Tuesday, January 24 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Sunday, September 17. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 11.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.23 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 2.19 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 12 investors sold Almost Family Inc shares while 27 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 11.85 million shares or 3.20% more from 11.49 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc reported 0.26% of its portfolio in Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM). Riverhead Cap Management Ltd owns 1,133 shares. Foundry Prtn holds 0.35% of its portfolio in Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) for 139,613 shares. Ameriprise Fincl Inc accumulated 664,973 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Comm accumulated 8,784 shares or 0% of the stock. Morgan Stanley holds 0% of its portfolio in Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) for 20,182 shares. Manufacturers Life Co The has 0% invested in Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) for 9,799 shares. Deutsche Bankshares Ag invested in 14,808 shares or 0% of the stock. Citigroup invested in 0% or 9,839 shares. Moreover, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher And has 0.15% invested in Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM). Pnc Fincl Incorporated reported 11,795 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% of its portfolio in Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) for 4,299 shares. Invesco Ltd invested in 167,093 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, D E Shaw has 0% invested in Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM). Hudson Bay Capital Management L P invested in 0.1% or 82,500 shares.

Almost Family, Inc. is a provider of home healthcare services. The company has market cap of $735.96 million. The Firm has two divisions: Home Health and Healthcare Innovations . It has a 44.07 P/E ratio. The Home Health division consists of two divisions: Visiting Nurse Services (VN or Visiting Nurse) and Personal Care Services (PC or Personal Care).

Since May 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $1.27 million activity. GUENTHNER C STEVEN sold 20,000 shares worth $1.12M. Reibel Jeff sold $152,280 worth of Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) on Monday, May 22.

Analysts await Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) to report earnings on March, 6. They expect $0.60 earnings per share, up 1.69% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.59 per share. AFAM’s profit will be $8.38M for 21.96 P/E if the $0.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by Almost Family Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 39.53% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.51 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.20, from 1.71 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 17 investors sold Intrepid Potash, Inc. shares while 18 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 58.87 million shares or 15.36% more from 51.03 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Brown Advisory Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI). 1.16 million are held by Corsair Limited Partnership. Natl Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 16 shares in its portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys stated it has 13,073 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Credit Suisse Ag has 25,478 shares. Ameritas Ptnrs holds 0% or 8,313 shares in its portfolio. Nationwide Fund has invested 0% in Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI). California State Teachers Retirement System holds 0% or 167,800 shares in its portfolio. 3.48M were accumulated by Arrowmark Colorado Holding. State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% of its portfolio in Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI) for 58,300 shares. Timber Hill Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 21,698 shares. Bankshares Of Mellon stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI). Brandes Invest Ptnrs Limited Partnership stated it has 30,500 shares. Cambridge Research Advisors has 25,359 shares. The New York-based Goldman Sachs Grp Inc has invested 0% in Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI).

Intrepid Potash, Inc. is a producer of muriate of potash and langbeinite (sulfate of potash magnesia) in the United States, which it markets and sells as Trio. The company has market cap of $483.85 million. The Firm operates in the extraction, production and sale of potassium-related products. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s products are potash and Trio.

Among 9 analysts covering Intrepid Potash Inc. (NYSE:IPI), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Intrepid Potash Inc. had 23 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 28 with “Sector Perform”. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co on Thursday, April 14 to “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 31 with “Market Perform”. On Tuesday, January 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Societe Generale to “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna given on Tuesday, January 26. CLSA downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Wednesday, October 28 report. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, August 7 by UBS. BMO Capital Markets maintained Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI) on Thursday, July 6 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, October 28 by Credit Agricole. The rating was upgraded by CLSA to “Outperform” on Tuesday, May 10.

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