Sfe Investment Counsel buys $1,677,651 stake in Healthcare Services Group (HCSG)

Healthcare Services Group (HCSG) : Sfe Investment Counsel scooped up 1,310 additional shares in Healthcare Services Group during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 2, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 43,395 shares of Healthcare Services Group which is valued at $1,677,651.Healthcare Services Group makes up approximately 0.75% of Sfe Investment Counsel’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Palisade Capital Managementnj reduced its stake in HCSG by selling 5,810 shares or 0.87% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 664,887 shares of HCSG which is valued at $25,704,531. Healthcare Services Group makes up approx 1.09% of Palisade Capital Managementnj’s portfolio.Rice Hall James Associates reduced its stake in HCSG by selling 3,831 shares or 0.83% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 460,446 shares of HCSG which is valued at $18,031,065. Healthcare Services Group makes up approx 0.99% of Rice Hall James Associates’s portfolio.Huntington National Bank reduced its stake in HCSG by selling 33 shares or 0.78% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,214 shares of HCSG which is valued at $165,020.Cutler Group Lp reduced its stake in HCSG by selling 448 shares or 96.55% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 16 shares of HCSG which is valued at $625.

Healthcare Services Group closed down -0.21 points or -0.54% at $39.01 with 2,39,010 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $39.35, the shares hit an intraday low of $38.6253 and an intraday high of $39.445 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Healthcare Services Group reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 12, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.26. The company had revenue of $386.56 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $392.26 million. The company’s revenue was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.23 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 12, 2016, Healthcare Services Group announced a cash dividend of $0.1837. The company’s management has announced Aug 17, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 19, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 23, 2016.

Healthcare Services Group Inc. provides management administrative and operating services to the housekeeping laundry linen facility maintenance and dietary service departments of the health care industry. The Company caters to nursing homes retirement complexes rehabilitation centers and hospitals located in the United States. The Company operates its business in two segments: Housekeeping and Dietary. The Housekeeping segment includes housekeeping laundry and linen. Housekeeping segment also includes laundering and processing the bed linens uniforms and other assorted linen items utilized by a client facility. The Dietary segment includes dietary department services. Dietary consists of managing the client’s dietary department which is principally responsible for food purchasing meal preparation and providing professional dietitian consulting services which includes the development of a menu that meets a patient’s dietary needs.

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