Ami Asset Management Lowered Its Healthcare Svcs Gp Com (HCSG) Holding; Nuveen Preferred Securities Inco (JPS) Sellers Decreased By 4.4% Their Shorts

Ami Asset Management Corp decreased Healthcare Svcs Gp Inc Com (HCSG) stake by 18.32% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ami Asset Management Corp sold 170,349 shares as Healthcare Svcs Gp Inc Com (HCSG)’s stock rose 12.08%. The Ami Asset Management Corp holds 759,365 shares with $40.98M value, down from 929,714 last quarter. Healthcare Svcs Gp Inc Com now has $3.84 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $52.4. About 23,869 shares traded. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has risen 24.89% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.19% the S&P500.

Nuveen Preferred Securities Inco (NYSE:JPS) had a decrease of 4.4% in short interest. JPS’s SI was 612,600 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 4.4% from 640,800 shares previously. With 264,000 avg volume, 2 days are for Nuveen Preferred Securities Inco (NYSE:JPS)’s short sellers to cover JPS’s short positions. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $9.75. About 226,464 shares traded. Nuveen Preferred Securities Income Fund (NYSE:JPS) has risen 11.38% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.32% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.66 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.25, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 12 investors sold Nuveen Preferred Securities Income Fund shares while 20 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 17.61 million shares or 3.85% less from 18.31 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Allied Advisory Serv Inc stated it has 109,127 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Carroll Fincl Assoc invested in 0% or 2,088 shares. Next Grp owns 0.01% invested in Nuveen Preferred Securities Income Fund (NYSE:JPS) for 4,507 shares. Oxbow holds 0.26% of its portfolio in Nuveen Preferred Securities Income Fund (NYSE:JPS) for 131,645 shares. 736,094 are held by Lpl Fin Limited Com. North Star Invest Mgmt stated it has 96 shares. Quinn Opportunity Partners Llc owns 0.14% invested in Nuveen Preferred Securities Income Fund (NYSE:JPS) for 84,638 shares. Sigma Planning holds 0.05% or 59,124 shares. Cap Finance Advisers Ltd Llc holds 0.03% or 382,413 shares in its portfolio. Capital Advsrs Ltd Co reported 126,140 shares stake. Bb&T Llc owns 0.01% invested in Nuveen Preferred Securities Income Fund (NYSE:JPS) for 36,201 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management holds 5,858 shares. Citigroup Inc has 25,559 shares. City Of London Investment Mngmt accumulated 0.01% or 11,749 shares. Invesco holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Nuveen Preferred Securities Income Fund (NYSE:JPS) for 1.78M shares.

Among 4 analysts covering Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:HCSG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Healthcare Services has $62 highest and $37 lowest target. $55.75’s average target is 6.39% above currents $52.4 stock price. Healthcare Services had 14 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, July 12. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, August 22 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 2 by Robert W. Baird. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 21 report. Robert W. Baird initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, September 16 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 5 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Ami Asset Management Corp increased West Pharmaceutcl Svcs Com (NYSE:WST) stake by 87,568 shares to 336,102 valued at $32.35 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Science Applications Intl Corp (NYSE:SAIC) stake by 29,566 shares and now owns 168,251 shares. American Renal Associates Hold was raised too.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $1.79 million activity. 4,750 shares were sold by SHEA JOHN CHRISTOPHER, worth $247,000 on Thursday, August 3. McBryan Michael E had sold 22,500 shares worth $1.17M. Casey Diane S had sold 5,001 shares worth $255,051 on Monday, August 14. 2,500 shares were sold by BRIGGS JOHN, worth $126,875 on Tuesday, August 29.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 10 investors sold HCSG shares while 78 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 66.03 million shares or 1.32% more from 65.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Osborne Prns Mgmt Limited Liability Com accumulated 20,900 shares. Fmr Ltd, Massachusetts-based fund reported 314,882 shares. Loomis Sayles Co Limited Partnership has 577,990 shares. 51,136 are held by North Star Invest Mgmt Corp. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Putnam Ltd Liability Co accumulated 0.01% or 50,234 shares. Financial Bank Of Montreal Can holds 12,123 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Carroll Financial Assoc Inc reported 294 shares. Whittier has 43,995 shares. Eulav Asset Mngmt has invested 0.55% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Advisory holds 0.03% or 30,446 shares. King Luther Capital Corporation reported 114,404 shares. Moreover, Wendell David Assocs Incorporated has 0.14% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Bancorp Of Nova Scotia has 0% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Sawgrass Asset Management Ltd Com has 6,360 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

Analysts await Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.33 EPS, up 17.86% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.28 per share. HCSG’s profit will be $24.18 million for 39.70 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual EPS reported by Healthcare Services Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.45% EPS growth.