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Gentiva (GTIV) in Focus: Stock Tumbles 10.1%

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Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) saw a big move last session, as the company’s shares fell over 10% on the day. The move came on pretty good volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading below the volatile price range of $10.3 to $11.1 in the past one-month time frame.

This home health services provider company has seen a flat track record when it comes to current year estimate revisions, as there has been only one negative revision in the past few weeks. The consensus for earnings estimate hasn’t been in a trend either. This recent price action is discouraging, so make sure to keep a close watch on this firm in the near future, and especially on earnings estimates following the recent slump.

GTIV currently has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) while its Earnings ESP is 0.00%.

Investors interested in the Medical output/Home care industry may consider better-ranked stocks like Almost Family Inc. (AFAM), Chemed Corp. (CHE) and China Cord Blood Corporation (CO). While Almost Family and Chemed carry a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), China Cord holds a Zacks rank #2 (Buy).

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