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AFAM

Almost Family

$40.80

2.05 (5.29%)

, CYH

Community Health

09:35
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09:35

Almost Family upgraded to Outperform with $55 target at RBC Capital

RBC Capital analyst Frank Morgan upgraded Almost Family (AFAM) to Outperform from Sector Perform saying the acquisition of Community Health Systems' (CYH) home health care business is a "transformative event" for the company. The deal "significantly" expands Almost Family's geographic footprint while providing a long-term growth opportunity to expand into more of Community Health's markets, Morgan tells investors in a research note. He upped his price target for the shares to $55 from $48.

AFAM

Almost Family

$40.80

2.05 (5.29%)

CYH

Community Health

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    Nov

AFAM Almost Family
$40.80

2.05 (5.29%)

05/24/16
JEFF
05/24/16
NO CHANGE
Target $59
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).
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RHCO
10/17/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Hold
Community Health deal with Almost Family 'makes sense,' says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst David MacDonald believes Community Health's (CYH) agreement to sell 80% of its home health division to Almost Family (AFAM) "makes sense." The move allows Community to continue streamlining its operations while partnering with a company that has "solid expertise" in home health, MacDonald tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Hold rating on Community Health.
10/18/16
JEFF
10/18/16
NO CHANGE
Target $58
JEFF
Buy
Almost Family deal highlights low valuation, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut says Almost Family's (AFAM) acquisition of Community Health's (CYH) home health assets is "very accretive" and not adequately reflected in the shares. The deal further shows Almost Family's low valuation, Tanquilut tells investors in a research note. He believes the stock is "meaningfully undervalued" and keeps a Buy rating on the name with a $58 price target.
10/19/16
RBCM
10/19/16
UPGRADE
RBCM
Outperform
Almost Family upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
CYH Community Health

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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