Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, home nursing services specialist Almost Family has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Almost Family and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Almost Family facts

Headquarters (founded)

Louisville, Ky. (1985)

Market Cap

$185.7 million

Industry

Healthcare services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$351.3 million

Management

Chairman/CEO William Yarmuth (since 1992)
CFO C. Steven Guenthner (since 1992)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

13.4%

Cash / Debt

$42.7 million / $1.1 million

Competitors

Amedisys Apria Healthcare Group
Gentiva Health Services


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 990 members who have rated Almost Family believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, fjmok, tapped Almost Family as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity: "[U]nder pressure due to [government] regulations but stock price will recover as the long-term fundamentals of the health care industry emerge -- lower costs, better care in terms of home health care, palliative care, and hospice services."

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The article Why Almost Family Is Poised to Outperform originally appeared on Fool.com.

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