Vnbtrust National Association Decreased Stake in Computer Programs & Sys (CPSI) by $4.12 Million; Monarch Partners Asset Management Has Lowered Position in Almost Family (AFAM) by $2.67 Million

February 20, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Vnbtrust National Association decreased its stake in Computer Programs & Sys Inc (CPSI) by 44.75% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vnbtrust National Association sold 142,049 shares as the company’s stock rose 26.52% with the market. The institutional investor held 175,345 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.18M, down from 317,394 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vnbtrust National Association who had been investing in Computer Programs & Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $420.92 million market cap company. The stock decreased 1.11% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $31.3. About 116,827 shares traded or 52.06% up from the average. Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has declined 20.44% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.14% the S&P500.

Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Almost Family Inc (AFAM) by 82.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc sold 50,395 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.61% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,800 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $580,000, down from 61,195 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Almost Family Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $804.52M market cap company. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $57.5. About 74,382 shares traded. Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM) has risen 32.84% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.14% the S&P500.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $104,000 activity.

Among 7 analysts covering Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Almost Family had 22 analyst reports since November 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 20 report. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $55.0 target in Sunday, September 17 report. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 16 report. The rating was initiated by J.P. Morgan with “Hold” on Monday, October 9. On Friday, November 17 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 13 with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform” on Monday, November 20. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 19. The stock of Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, January 24 by Bank of America.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.46 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.77, from 2.23 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 20 investors sold AFAM shares while 28 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 11.69 million shares or 1.35% less from 11.85 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ls Inv Advsrs Limited Liability Company holds 486 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Employees Retirement System Of Texas has invested 0.01% in Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM). Bancorporation Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 3,343 shares in its portfolio. C Group A S holds 38,200 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Michigan-based Comerica Commercial Bank has invested 0% in Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM). Sterling Lc invested 0.02% in Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM). Foundry Limited Com reported 150,786 shares or 0.32% of all its holdings. Ftb Advisors Inc invested in 0% or 469 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has invested 0% in Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM). Art Advisors Lc holds 13,600 shares. Cortina Asset Ltd Liability reported 348,740 shares. Balyasny Asset reported 178,072 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors owns 9,692 shares. Voya Inv Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM). South Dakota Council owns 26,900 shares.

Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc, which manages about $275.92M and $1.04 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Big Lots Inc (NYSE:BIG) by 49,748 shares to 144,613 shares, valued at $7.75 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in National Gen Hldgs Corp (NASDAQ:NGHC) by 22,754 shares in the quarter, for a total of 125,525 shares, and has risen its stake in Interxion Holding N.V (NYSE:INXN).

Analysts await Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM) to report earnings on March, 6. They expect $0.60 EPS, up 1.69% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.59 per share. AFAM’s profit will be $8.39M for 23.96 P/E if the $0.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual EPS reported by Almost Family, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 39.53% EPS growth.

Among 14 analysts covering Computer Progams & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Computer Progams & Systems had 38 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets. The stock has “Underweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 16. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, November 25 by Robert W. Baird. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold” rating. Topeka Capital Markets downgraded Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) on Friday, July 31 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Tuesday, October 31 report. On Thursday, February 8 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Hold”. On Friday, January 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Topeka Capital Markets to “Buy”. The stock of Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Deutsche Bank.

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