Addus HomeCare (NASDAQ:ADUS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about Addus HomeCare (NASDAQ:ADUS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Addus HomeCare earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 44.2329292845044 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 media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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ADUS stock traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $51.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 68,086 shares, compared to its average volume of 39,609. The stock has a market capitalization of $586.78, a PE ratio of 35.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.84 and a beta of -0.42. Addus HomeCare has a 12 month low of $30.70 and a 12 month high of $53.35. The company has a current ratio of 2.90, a quick ratio of 2.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23.

Addus HomeCare (NASDAQ:ADUS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, March 5th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $111.96 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $110.82 million. Addus HomeCare had a return on equity of 9.95% and a net margin of 3.20%. research analysts predict that Addus HomeCare will post 1.83 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of analysts have recently commented on ADUS shares. BidaskClub raised Addus HomeCare from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Robert W. Baird set a $43.00 price target on Addus HomeCare and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Stephens set a $56.00 price target on Addus HomeCare and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Addus HomeCare from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $45.75.

In other Addus HomeCare news, CEO R Dirk Allison sold 749 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.85, for a total transaction of $29,098.65. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 33,120 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,286,712. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider W Bradley Bickham sold 822 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.40, for a total transaction of $30,742.80. Following the sale, the insider now owns 9,178 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $343,257.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 7,109 shares of company stock worth $258,061 over the last ninety days. 35.80% of the stock is currently owned by 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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