Home Health Care

(AMED) Amedisys Posts Huge Earnings Miss – Guides Lower

Home healthcare provider Amedisys (AMED) reported net income of $3.9 million or 9 cents per share in the first quarter of 2013, a considerable slide from net income of $8.6 million or earnings of 18 cents in the year-ago quarter....

16May2013 | | Comments Off on (AMED) Amedisys Posts Huge Earnings Miss – Guides Lower | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services Downgraded to Neutral

We are downgrading our recommendation on Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) to ‘Neutral’ based on increased operating and interest expense burden, and the expected negative impact of reimbursement rate cuts. However, strong revenues...

3Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (GTIV) Gentiva Health Services Downgraded to Neutral | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services – Bull of the Day

Gentiva Health Services (GTIV) was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform based on its strong revenues and strategic acquisitions. The company’s second quarter earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate...

27Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (GTIV) Gentiva Health Services – Bull of the Day | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services Modifies Credit Facility

Yesterday, Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) announced an amendment to its senior secured credit agreement in order to make the financial agreements more flexible for the fourth quarter of 2011.

The amendment consists of...

30Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services – Bear of the Day

We have downgraded our recommendation on Gentiva Health Services (GTIV) to Underperform, prompted by poor operating performance coupled with weakening financial position. The company’s second-quarter earnings lagged the Zacks...

14Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AFAM) Company News for June 21, 2011 – Corporate Summary

•    Manufacturer and distributors of stainless steel and titanium products, Carpenter Technology (NYSE:CRS)  has concluded a merger agreement with Latrobe Specialty Metals as per which the former will acquire the latter in a deal worth around...

21Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AMED) Amedisys 2011 First Quarter Earnings Disappoint

Amedisys (AMED), a home healthcare provider reported an EPS of 53 cents during the first quarter of 2011 compared to $1.29 in the year-ago period, down 58.3% year over year. However, after adjusting for certain one-time items, the...

3May2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services Seals Odyssey Deal

Going ahead with its scheduled program, Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) completed the acquisition of Odyssey HealthCare Inc. (ODSY) on Tuesday for about $1.0...

18Aug2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services Acquires United Home Care Group

Expanding its presence in Louisiana, on Monday, Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of United Home Care Group, a Medicare certified home health services business. Although...

24May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services – Analysts Now Expect 2010 Earnings Growth of 20.3%

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (GTIV) grew revenue in 2009 as it focused on its home health and hospice segments. The company is cheap, with a forward P/E of 11.3.

Company Description

Gentiva Health Services...

14Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services Upgraded to Outperform

Recently, we upgraded our recommendation on Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) to Outperform with a price target of $34. We upgrade the stock because of the strong financial results delivered in the fourth quarter of 2009 and the...

29Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services – Bull of the Day

Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) reported a fourth-quarter (ended January 3, 2010) income (excluding special items) of $0.63 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 9 cents.

Gentiva is a leading provider of...

29Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services Downgraded to Neutral

We are downgrading Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) to Neutral because of concerns related to the intense competition faced by the company’s products, the vulnerability of Gentiva to reimbursement risk and the inherent risks...

22Dec2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services – Bull of the Day

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (GTIV) has scheduled its third quarter earnings call for October 29th, one week from today. Gentiva reported a second-quarter net income of 59 cents per share which was much higher than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 45 cents.

The company boasts...

22Oct2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AFAM) Almost Family Inc. – Low PEG Ratio of 0.56

Almost Family, Inc. (AFAM) continues to quietly beat estimates and grow revenues. Third quarter estimates have risen in the last 30 days.

Almost Family provides home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services. It has surprised on estimates 7 quarters in a row...

19Oct2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services Acquires Rush Home Care

Yesterday, Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) announced the completion of its acquisition of Rush Home Care Inc., which operates as Magna Home Health. While the financial terms of the transaction were undisclosed, the company announced that it funded the deal with its existing cash...

3Sep2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LHCG) LHCG Group. – Aggressive Growth – Zacks Rank Buy

LHC Group. (LHCG) has been growing its home-based services rapidly, leading to a 49% increase in revenues. The healthcare group has a spotless earnings history.

Company Description

LHC serves Medicare beneficiaries in the southern...

3Jun2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AFAM) Almost Family Inc. – Value – Zacks Rank Buy

Almost Family, Inc. (AFAM), the provider of home health and personal care, reported a terrific first quarter that saw revenue jump 77% year-over-year.

The Visiting Nurse segment was on fire, as revenue soared 97% to $58.7 million. 41% of the revenue growth was organic, with...

11May2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AFAM) Almost Family Inc. – Value – Zacks Rank Buy

Almost Family, Inc. (AFAM), the provider of home health and personal care, has been on a roll, surprising on estimates 4 consecutive quarters by an average of 24%. Analysts expect 5-year earnings growth of 25.5%. AFAM has a PEG ratio of just 0.30.

Company Description

Almost...

1Apr2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health, Inc. – Aggressive Growth – Zacks Rank Buy

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (GTIV) has continued its streak by announcing its third consecutive earnings surprise. Estimates are climbing and shares are trading at a great value.

Company Description

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. operates its health...

3Mar2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AMED) Amedisys – PEG is only 0.48

Amedisys Inc. (AMED) is finding big profits in the home health care arena as the company recently provided a bullish 2009 earnings outlook. In Oct 2008, the company surprised on third quarter estimates by 8.54%. AMED is cheap but also has a solid growth story. Its PEG is only 0.48.

Company...

27Jan2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services – EPS 24% above Wall Street’s consensus estimate

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (GTIV) estimates are holding strong headed into the companies upcoming earnings announcement.

Company Description

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. operates its health services business in the United States and provides specialty pharmaceutical services Incorporatedluding...

15Jan2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AFAM) Almost Family, Inc – Net services revenue was up 84%

Almost Family, Inc. (AFAM) has been on a big rally since early summer, advancing along a longer-term trend line that is still very much in play. Analysts raised their earnings projections after the company reported strong quarterly results last month.

Company Description

Almost Family...

17Dec2008 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CHE) Chemed Corp – largest provider of end-of-life hospice care services

Chemed Corp. (CHE) is growing through its hospice care services and acquiring franchises across the country. The company is also repurchasing its stock and just reported solid quarterly earnings.

Company Description

Chemed Corporation is the nation’s largest provider of end-of-life...

28Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LHCG) LHC Group, Inc – analyst community is bullish on the company’s long-term prospects

LHC Group, Inc. (LHCG) recently raised its 2008 full-year revenue and earnings guidance after reporting strong third-quarter results in late October. The analyst community is bullish on the company, and its share price continues to accelerate, recently hitting a new 52-week high.

Company Description

LHC...

19Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AFAM) Almost Family Inc – operates healthcare centers for adults who would normally be placed into a nursing home

Almost Family Inc. (AFAM) has gone on to set a new 52-week high after a spectacular third-quarter earnings announcement.

Company Description

Almost Family operates healthcare centers for adults who would normally be placed into a nursing home. The facilities offer independence for seniors...

13Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AMED) – Amedisys – announced the completed acquisition of 6 home health and hospice agencies

Amedisys, Inc. (AMED) continues to aggressively pursue acquisitions nation-wide. The company is coming off of a record quarter and earnings estimates are rising heading into its next earnings announcement on Oct 28.

Company Description

Amedisys provides home health care and...

17Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AMED) – Amedisys – announced the completed acquisition of 6 home health and hospice agencies

Amedisys, Inc. (AMED) continues to aggressively pursue acquisitions nation-wide. The company is coming off of a record quarter and earnings estimates are rising heading into its next earnings announcement on Oct 28.

Company Description

Amedisys provides home health care and...

15Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AMED) – Amedisys – announced the completed acquisition of 6 home health and hospice agencies

Amedisys, Inc. (AMED) continues to aggressively pursue acquisitions nation-wide. The company is coming off of a record quarter and earnings estimates are rising heading into its next earnings announcement on Oct 28.

Company Description

Amedisys provides home health care and...

9Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AMED) – Amedisys – announced the completed acquisition of 6 home health and hospice agencies

Amedisys, Inc. (AMED) continues to aggressively pursue acquisitions nation-wide. The company is coming off of a record quarter and earnings estimates are rising heading into its next earnings announcement on Oct 28.

Company Description

Amedisys provides home health care and...

8Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued