What Stance Are Analysts Taking on Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ:ADUS)?

Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ:ADUS) currently has an A verage Broker Rating of 1.5. This number is based on the 6 sell-side firms polled by Zacks. The ABR rank within the industry stands at 34. Analysts on a consensus basis are expecting that the stock will reach $73.17 within the year.  The ABR is provided by Zacks which simplfies analyst ratings into an integer based number. They use a one to five scale where they translate brokerage firm Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations into an average broker rating. A low number in the 1-2 range typically indicates a Buy, 3 represents a Hold and 4-5 represents a consensus Sell rating. 

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Research analysts are predicting that Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ:ADUS) will report earnings of $.4 per share when the firm issues their next quarterly report. This is the consensus earnings per share number according to data from Zack’s Research.

Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ:ADUS) closed the last session at $69.15 and sees an average of 156356.7 shares trade hands in each session. The 52-week low of the stock stands at $31.85 while the current level stands at 97.01% of the 52-week High-Low range. Looking further out we can see that the stock has moved 17.2% over the past 12 weeks and 98.71% year to date.

Most recently Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ:ADUS) posted quarterly earnings of $.5 which compared to the sell-side estimates of .51. The stock’s 12-month trailing earnings per share stands at $1.8. Shares have moved $18.61 over the past month and more recently, $2.67 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. There are 4 analyst projections that were taken into consideration from respected brokerage firms.

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5 analysts rate Addus HomeCare Corporation a Buy or Strong Buy, which is 83.33% of all the analyst ratings.