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Almost Family Inc (AFAM) [hlAlert]

up 1.22 %

Minyanville: Nine Stocks for 2009: Almost Family

Posted on: Friday,  Jan 9, 2009  12:20 AM ET by Minyanville: Nine Stocks for 2009

Minyanville: Nine Stocks for 2009 rated Buy Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ: AFAM) on 01/05/2009, when the stock price was $44.90.
Since then, Almost Family Inc has gained 1.22% as of 08/27/2015's recent price of $45.45.
If you would have followed this Minyanville: Nine Stocks for 2009's recommendation on AFAM, you would have gained 1.22% of your investment in 2425 days.

Almost Family, Inc. (Almost Family), along with its subsidiaries, is a provider of home health services. The Company has service locations in Florida, Kentucky, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Massachusetts, Alabama, Missouri, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Indiana. The Company operates in two segments: Visiting Nurse (VN) and Personal Care (PC). The Company is compensated for its services by Medicare (Visiting Nurse only), Medicaid, other third party payors (insurance companies and other sources) and private pay (paid by personal funds). Its VN segment provides a range of Medicare-certified home health nursing services to patients in need of recuperative care, following a period of hospitalization or care in another type of inpatient facility. The Company?s PC segment provides services in patients' homes on an as-needed, hourly, or live-in basis. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company acquired 11 visiting nurse branch locations.

Let me just caution you to tread lightly with those “Top Stocks for 2009” lists. Do your homework, and stay on top of company performance and company news as the year progresses. As a financial advisor , I would be remiss if I didn’t share some of the positions I have my eye on as we head into the new year. The following ideas are poised to move in 2009 - if the market cooperates. Yes, there's the rub: Remember, you need a market that's trending higher to buy and hold stocks, and we haven’t had a market like that for some time now. We may be getting close, though. If so, here are my 9 ideas for 2009.
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
1/5/2009 4:00 PM Buy
as of 12/31/2009
1 Week down  -14.46 %
1 Month down  -3.62 %
3 Months up  17.04 %
1 YTD down  -22.44 %

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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