Quantbot Technologies LP Lowered By $1.09 Million Its Xcel Energy (XEL) Holding; Almost Family (AFAM) Sentiment Is 1.22

March 9, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Almost Family, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides home healthcare services in the United States. The company has market cap of $797.58 million. The Company’s Visiting Nurse Services segment offers a range of Medicare-certified home health nursing services to patients in need of recuperative health care, as well as services to patients in lieu of additional care in other settings, including long term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, or skilled nursing facilities. It has a 38.51 P/E ratio. This segment also provides special clinically protocols to medically complex, chronic, and co-morbid patients.

Quantbot Technologies Lp decreased Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) stake by 25.34% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Quantbot Technologies Lp sold 23,174 shares as Xcel Energy Inc (XEL)’s stock rose 9.17%. The Quantbot Technologies Lp holds 68,294 shares with $3.23M value, down from 91,468 last quarter. Xcel Energy Inc now has $21.91 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.96% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $43.13. About 2.84 million shares traded. Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) has risen 13.18% since March 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.52% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $104,000 activity.

The stock increased 0.26% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $57. About 84,134 shares traded. Almost Family, Inc. (AFAM) has risen 32.84% since March 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.14% the S&P500.

Summit Creek Advisors Llc holds 1.54% of its portfolio in Almost Family, Inc. for 145,430 shares. Tributary Capital Management Llc owns 246,125 shares or 1.14% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Rock Springs Capital Management Lp has 0.9% invested in the company for 362,000 shares. The Wisconsin-based Cortina Asset Management Llc has invested 0.77% in the stock. Foundry Partners Llc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 150,786 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Almost Family’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Almost Family, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $49.0 while the high is $55.0. The stock’s average target of $52 is -8.77% below today’s ($57) share price. AFAM was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 19, 2016. As per Tuesday, January 24, the company rating was initiated by Bank of America. The stock of Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 19 by RBC Capital Markets.

Quantbot Technologies Lp increased Servicemaster Global Holding (NYSE:SERV) stake by 17,845 shares to 23,846 valued at $1.11M in 2017Q3. It also upped Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) stake by 45,904 shares and now owns 54,538 shares. Synaptics Inc (NASDAQ:SYNA) was raised too.

Analysts await Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.52 EPS, up 10.64% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.47 per share. XEL’s profit will be $264.20M for 20.74 P/E if the $0.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual EPS reported by Xcel Energy Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.81% EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Xcel Energy Inc. had 53 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) on Friday, September 8 with “Equal-Weight” rating. On Friday, October 6 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. As per Monday, March 7, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of XEL in report on Friday, July 28 with “Market Perform” rating. SunTrust maintained Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) rating on Monday, March 5. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $42.0 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, July 28 with “Hold”. SunTrust maintained the shares of XEL in report on Monday, September 26 with “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Sunday, October 8 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Friday, October 16, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 8 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.16, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 28 investors sold XEL shares while 184 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 183 raised stakes. 367.12 million shares or 1.36% more from 362.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Regentatlantic Ltd Company holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) for 40,339 shares. Utd Serv Automobile Association holds 330,011 shares. Gw Henssler & Ltd stated it has 0.56% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). 5,568 are owned by Headinvest Lc. Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Group Inc Limited Liability Co holds 0% in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) or 5,159 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has 225,000 shares. Wealthfront holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) for 16,661 shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers accumulated 1.16% or 5,800 shares. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Ltd reported 61,473 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Whittier Trust Comm Of Nevada has invested 0.01% in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). Hutchin Hill Ltd Partnership owns 27,300 shares. Homrich & Berg reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board owns 200,267 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Communication invested in 17,034 shares. Hudock Cap Gp Ltd Liability invested in 3,200 shares or 0.07% of the stock.

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