Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG) Reaches $47.18 After 6.00% Down Move; STEVIA CORPORATION (STEV) Shorts Decreased By 52.32%

February 7, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 7.51% or $3.83 during the last trading session, reaching $47.18. About 1.27M shares traded or 79.19% up from the average. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has risen 24.89% since February 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.19% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $3.46B company. It was reported on Feb, 7 by Barchart.com. We have $44.35 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:HCSG worth $207.42 million less.

STEVIA CORPORATION (OTCMKTS:STEV) had a decrease of 52.32% in short interest. STEV’s SI was 59,500 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 52.32% from 124,800 shares previously. The stock increased 9.52% or $0.0004 during the last trading session, reaching $0.0046. About 1.56M shares traded. Stevia Corp. (OTCMKTS:STEV) has 0.00% since February 7, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Stevia Corp., a farm management and healthcare company, focuses on developing plant breeding and agricultural methodologies. The company has market cap of $911,899. The firm invests in the research and development, and IP acquisition, as well as manages propagation, nursery, and plantations. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides services to contract growers and other industry growers.

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 $3.46 billion. It operates through two divisions, Housekeeping and Dietary. It has a 39.65 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.

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 firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, August 22. Jefferies maintained Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) on Wednesday, October 18 with “Hold” rating. On Monday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of HCSG in report on Wednesday, October 14 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 3. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, September 28. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) on Tuesday, October 17 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform” on Wednesday, July 12. On Wednesday, July 12 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, June 5 report.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $381,926 activity. Casey Diane S also sold $255,051 worth of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) shares. BRIGGS JOHN sold 2,500 shares worth $126,875.

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