EPS for Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG) Expected At $0.39; Chemical Financial (CHFC) Has 1.19 Sentiment

March 19, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Chemical Financial Corporation operates as a financial holding firm of Chemical Bank that offers banking and fiduciary services and products to residents and business clients in Michigan. The company has market cap of $4.15 billion. The Company’s services and products include business and personal checking accounts, savings and individual retirement accounts, time deposit instruments, electronically accessed banking products, residential and commercial real estate financing, commercial lending, consumer financing, debit cards, safe deposit box services, money transfer services, automated teller machines, access to insurance and investment products, corporate and personal wealth management services, and mortgage banking and other banking services. It has a 28.01 P/E ratio. The firm also offers mutual funds, annuity products, and market securities; trust, investment management, and custodial services; financial and estate planning; and retirement and employee benefit programs.

Analysts expect Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) to report $0.39 EPS on April, 10.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 30.00% from last quarter’s $0.3 EPS. HCSG’s profit would be $28.74 million giving it 29.21 P/E if the $0.39 EPS is correct. After having $0.27 EPS previously, Healthcare Services Group, Inc.’s analysts see 44.44% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.79% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $45.56. About 1.45M shares traded or 54.68% up from the average. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has risen 24.89% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.19% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buy, and 6 selling transactions for $3.99 million activity.

The stock increased 0.80% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $58.26. About 1.03 million shares traded or 218.19% up from the average. Chemical Financial Corporation (CHFC) has risen 21.76% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.06% the S&P500.

Analysts await Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.92 earnings per share, up 29.58% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.71 per share. CHFC’s profit will be $65.60 million for 15.83 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.87 actual earnings per share reported by Chemical Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.75% EPS growth.

Chemical Bank holds 7.91% of its portfolio in Chemical Financial Corporation for 1.37 million shares. Castine Capital Management Llc owns 150,000 shares or 2.89% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Dean Capital Management has 2.24% invested in the company for 91,540 shares. The Alabama-based Mesirow Financial Investment Management has invested 1.57% in the stock. Snyder Capital Management L P, a California-based fund reported 543,694 shares.

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 $3.36 billion. It operates through two divisions, Housekeeping and Dietary. It has a 38.29 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.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It worsened, 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. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board has 178,734 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Wells Fargo Mn invested in 0.01% or 311,945 shares. One Natl Association accumulated 7,299 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 0.08% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) or 392,640 shares. Fdx Advisors Inc owns 31,457 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Moreover, Hl Ltd Co has 0.01% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). 13,297 are held by Asset Mngmt One Com. Amer Intll holds 56,677 shares. Piedmont Advsrs Lc owns 15,975 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. 6,553 are held by Commonwealth Equity Ser. Sg Americas Limited Liability has invested 0.02% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Ameriprise owns 564,288 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Stephens Ar has 0.01% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 5,273 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Sentinel Asset Mgmt reported 275,840 shares stake.

Among 4 analysts covering Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:HCSG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Healthcare Services had 15 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 12 by Stifel Nicolaus. Robert W. Baird downgraded Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) on Wednesday, February 7 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, July 7. Credit Suisse reinitiated it with “Outperform” rating and $62 target in Friday, November 3 report. The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $49.0 target in Thursday, September 28 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Monday, October 2 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, August 22. Jefferies maintained the shares of HCSG in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Hold” rating.

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