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AFAM

Almost Family

$36.48

-0.23 (-0.63%)

, CYH

Community Health

$10.02

-0.51 (-4.84%)

07:06
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Almost Family to acquire controlling interest in CHS Home Health

Almost Family (AFAM) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling interest in the entity holding the home health and hospice assets of Community Health Systems (CYH). CHS Home Health, a provider of skilled home health and hospice services, currently operates 74 home health and 15 hospice branch locations in 22 states. With the completion of this transaction, Almost Family will operate 340 branches across 26 states and its annual net revenue run rate is expected to exceed the $800 million mark. The total purchase price for 80% of the equity interest in CHS Home Health is $128 million, subject to a working capital adjustment. Financing for the transaction has been fully committed by JPMorgan. Almost Family expects the transaction to be completed during the fourth quarter, subject to regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to EPS in 2017.

AFAM

Almost Family

$36.48

-0.23 (-0.63%)

CYH

Community Health

$10.02

-0.51 (-4.84%)

  • 06

    Nov

AFAM Almost Family
$36.48

-0.23 (-0.63%)

01/08/16
JEFF
01/08/16
NO CHANGE
Target $58
JEFF
Buy
Almost Family 2016 setup even better than 2015, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut says despite Almost Family being one of the best performers in his coverage universe in 2015, the stock's set-up for 2016 is even better than 2015. The company's three acquisitions since August 2015 will drive earnings growth acceleration and upside relative to low Street expectations, the analyst tells investors in a research note. He views the stock as compelling and keeps a Buy rating on Almost Family with a $58 price target.
05/24/16
JEFF
05/24/16
NO CHANGE
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JEFF
Buy
Jefferies reiterates bullish stance on Amedisys
Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut says Amedisys (AMED), given its larger than peer market capitalization and stock liquidity, is the easiest way for investors to take advantage of strengthening home nursing sector fundamentals. Further, the analyst believes the benefits from the company's ongoing IT implementation remain underappreciated by investors. He remains bullish on Amedisys with a Buy rating and $59 price target. The company's peers are LHC Group (LHCG) and Almost Family (AFAM).
CYH Community Health
$10.02

-0.51 (-4.84%)

09/14/16
SUSQ
09/14/16
UPGRADE
SUSQ
Positive
Community Health upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
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SUSQ
09/14/16
UPGRADE
Target $18
SUSQ
Positive
Community Health upgraded to Positive at Susquehanna
As reported previously, Susquehanna analyst Chris Rigg upgraded Community Health to Positive from Neutral. The analyst cited its potential divestitures of properties that currently generate negative or low margins along with its risk/reward profile. Rigg raised his price target to $18 from $11 on Community Health shares.
09/19/16
SBSH
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $14
SBSH
Neutral
Citi sees low probability of Community Health sale
After Bloomberg reported, and the company just confirmed, that Community Health Systems is exploring its options, Citi analyst Ralph Giacobbe says he sees a low probability of an outright sale. The analyst is hard-pressed to find a buyer given the company's "weak operating trends and already high leverage."Community Health is likely to try selling assets to de-lever, Giacobbe tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Neutral rating on the shares with a $14 price target.
09/19/16
BOFA
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $10
BOFA
Underperform
BofA/Merrill thoughts on Community Health exploring strategic alternatives
According to Bloomberg, Community Health is exploring strategic options, including a potential sale of the company. BofA/Merrill analyst Kevin Fischbeck does not view public companies as a good strategic fit for Community Health as many are focused on larger urban hospitals or prefer smaller deals. Fischbeck said other options include a private equity acquisition, a sale-leaseback to a REIT, or combination of the two. The analyst said Community Health's fundamentals have been weak, which is the biggest factor in doing a deal now as it be hard to lever company or do a sales/leaseback without better visibility into cash flows. Fischback rates Community Health an Underperform with a $10 price target.

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