Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG) Analysts See $0.31 EPS

September 17, 2017 - By Michael Collier

 Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG) Analysts See $0.31 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.05, from 1.15 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 20 investors sold Healthcare Services Group, Inc. shares while 80 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 66.07 million shares or 0.95% less from 66.70 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Joel Isaacson And Ltd Com accumulated 214 shares or 0% of the stock. Guggenheim Ltd Co has invested 0% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Central Fincl Bank And reported 800 shares. Fortaleza Asset reported 4,990 shares stake. Metropolitan Life Insurance has invested 0.01% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Uss Mngmt Ltd owns 2.31M shares. Magnetar Lc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 9,618 shares. Illinois-based First Midwest Bank & Trust Trust Division has invested 0.14% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Segall Bryant & Hamill Ltd Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 433,932 shares. Susquehanna Intl Ltd Liability Partnership reported 132,382 shares. Capstone Asset has 19,150 shares. National Bank Of Nova Scotia reported 15,251 shares stake. Old Natl Fincl Bank In owns 12,278 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Principal Fincl Gru holds 0.03% or 563,924 shares. Palisade Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company Nj stated it has 0.97% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG).

Since May 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $5.93 million activity. On Wednesday, June 7 the insider BRIGGS JOHN sold $118,792. On Thursday, May 11 the insider MCCARTNEY DANIEL P sold $5.22M.

Analysts expect Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) to report $0.31 EPS on October, 10.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 14.81 % from last quarter’s $0.27 EPS. HCSG’s profit would be $22.69 million giving it 41.09 P/E if the $0.31 EPS is correct. After having $0.30 EPS previously, Healthcare Services Group, Inc.’s analysts see 3.33 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.49 on September 15, reaching $50.95. About 569,903 shares traded or 104.21% up from the average. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has risen 24.89% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.19% the S&P500.

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

Among 3 analysts covering Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:HCSG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Healthcare Services had 9 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, August 22. Robert W. Baird initiated Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) on Friday, September 16 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform” on Wednesday, July 12. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 21 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of HCSG in report on Wednesday, July 12 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, July 7 with “Hold”. On Wednesday, October 14 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4900 target in Monday, June 5 report.

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. provides management, administrative and operating services to the housekeeping, laundry, linen, facility maintenance and dietary service departments of the healthcare industry, including nursing homes, retirement complexes, rehabilitation centers and hospitals located throughout the United States. The company has market cap of $3.73 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: housekeeping, laundry, linen and other services , and dietary department services (Dietary). It has a 44.5 P/E ratio. The Company’s housekeeping service involves the management of a client’s housekeeping department, which is responsible for the cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing resident rooms and common areas of a client’s facility.

Another recent and important Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Healthcare Services Group: A Decade Of ‘Strategic Rounding'” on March 22, 2017.

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