A Healthcare Stalk Candidate 5 December 2014 – AFAM

Search any career advice forum or job board and you’re likely to see the healthcare field come up over and over again.

This week’s Stalk candidate is a small, fast growing company in that very space.

Almost Family Inc. is a Home Health Care company.  According to the Yahoo Finance profile:

Almost Family, Inc. provides home health services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Visiting Nurse Services and Personal Care Services. The Visiting Nurse Services segment provides a range of Medicare-certified home health nursing services to patients in need of recuperative care, as well as services to patients in lieu of additional care in other settings, such as long term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, or skilled nursing facilities. This segment also offers special clinically-based protocols, including frail elderly care management, optimum balance, silver steps, cardiocare, orthopedic, and urology programs to medically complex, chronic, and co-morbid patient populations. The Personal Care Services segment provides personal care, medication management, meal preparation, caregiver respite, and homemaking services in patients’ homes primarily on an as-needed, hourly basis.

As the chart shows, the stock looks poised to push higher…

Stalk Candidate AFAM

Stepping back and looking at more of the price action reveals that AFAM broke the downtrend line, tested it, and now looks to be structured to the upside.

Stalk Candidate AFAM with markup