$0.33 EPS Expected for Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG)

January 19, 2018 - By Darrin Black

 $0.33 EPS Expected for Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 10 investors sold Healthcare Services Group, Inc. shares while 78 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 66.03 million shares or 1.32% more from 65.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Davis R M invested 0.91% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Rmb Mgmt Ltd Liability invested in 0.04% or 27,936 shares. Amer Int Group Incorporated accumulated 0.01% or 56,677 shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas invested in 5,999 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Conestoga Ltd Llc has 2.18% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). 124,781 are held by Eagle Asset Inc. Strs Ohio reported 0% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Rhumbline Advisers owns 145,895 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt reported 416,553 shares. Df Dent And has 2.1% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). 6,173 were accumulated by Bb&T Corp. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Llp Ma invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Co holds 0.01% or 287 shares. Blair William Il invested in 360,236 shares or 0.15% of the stock. The New Jersey-based Prudential has invested 0.01% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG).

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $1.79 million activity. SHEA JOHN CHRISTOPHER sold $247,000 worth of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) on Thursday, August 3. $1.17 million worth of stock was sold by McBryan Michael E on Thursday, August 3. Another trade for 5,001 shares valued at $255,051 was made by Casey Diane S on Monday, August 14.

Analysts expect Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) to report $0.33 EPS on February, 6.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 17.86 % from last quarter’s $0.28 EPS. HCSG’s profit would be $24.18M giving it 39.57 P/E if the $0.33 EPS is correct. After having $0.31 EPS previously, Healthcare Services Group, Inc.’s analysts see 6.45 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $52.23. About 260,646 shares traded. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has risen 24.89% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.19% the S&P500.

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:HCSG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Healthcare Services had 14 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 12 by Robert W. Baird. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 21 report. Robert W. Baird initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $46 target in Friday, September 16 report. The rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Friday, November 3. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, July 7. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, October 2. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, August 22 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of HCSG in report on Wednesday, July 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 5 by Jefferies. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 17 report.

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. provides management, administrative, and operating services to the housekeeping, laundry, linen, facility maintenance, and dietary service departments to nursing homes, retirement complexes, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.83 billion. It operates through two divisions, Housekeeping and Dietary. It has a 43.89 P/E ratio. The Housekeeping segment engages in the cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing of resident rooms and common areas of clientÂ’s facility, as well as laundering and processing of the bed linens, uniforms, resident personal clothing, and other assorted linen items utilized at a client facility.

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