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Shares of Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ:GTIV) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Stock Ratings News reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $17.42.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Gentiva Health Services in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of Gentiva Health Services in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $14.00. Finally, analysts at Piper Jaffray raised their price target on shares of Gentiva Health Services from $14.00 to $17.25 in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th.

Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ:GTIV) opened at 17.84 on Friday. Gentiva Health Services has a one year low of $7.35 and a one year high of $18.93. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $17.77 and its 200-day moving average is $12.73. The company’s market cap is $658.2 million.

Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ:GTIV) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 5th. The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $492.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.22 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 20.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Gentiva Health Services will post $1.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Gentiva Health Services, Inc (NASDAQ:GTIV) is engaged in providing home health services and hospice services.

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