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Almost Family, Citigroup and GoPro, highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

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Chicago, IL - February 04, 2016 - Zacks Equity Research highlights Almost Family ( AFAM ) as the Bull of the Day and Citigroup ( C ) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on GoPro, Inc. ( GPRO ) .

Here is a synopsis of all three stocks:

Bull of the Day :

Almost Family ( AFAM ) is $400 million provider of home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services, with 90 locations in 11 states. Specializing in adult "day" health care services, the company is focused on providing alternatives for seniors and other special needs adults who wish to avoid nursing home placement.

Founded in 1976, Almost Family and its subsidiaries operate two segments: Visiting Nurse, or VN, which provides skilled nursing, and physical, occupational and speech therapy services primarily to Medicare beneficiaries; and Personal Care, or PC, which provides custodial and personal care services.

The average center provides care for over 60 guests per day, seven days a week. The centers offer a range of therapeutic and medical services designed to promote the independence of participants and provide respite to families and caregivers. On-site staff nurses administer medications and give attention to medical care, plus round-trip transportation is available to each guest.

Revenue and Earnings Trajectory

Riding the tailwinds of three primary trends, AFAM saw its revenues climb 39% in 2014 and earnings grew 42% year-over-year. The three trends have been the Affordable Care Act, an aging population with 10,000 people coming of retirement age every day, and the rising preference among seniors needing additional care to have more control and choices about that care.

Bear of the Day :

Citigroup ( C ) has become a Zacks #5 Rank (Strong Sell) due to a recent wave of downward earnings estimate revisions. In just the past 3 weeks since the company's Q4 2015 earnings report, full-year 2016 estimates have slipped from $5.71 to a Zacks consensus of $5.34, representing zero annual growth.

While the company largely delivered on its 2015 profit forecast of $5.40 EPS, such a large financial institution has many moving parts that are not being helped by the one giant macro headwind: a flattening yield curve that is responding to a weakening global economy.

Maybe that's why the Wall Street analyst community has taken a turn from mixed-to-flat projections for the year that just ended, to a downward sloping outlook for 2016.

The Zacks proprietary Price & Consensus chart below, which plots changes in annual estimates against share price, might suggest that given the global-macro economic and earnings headwinds, this year's profit outlook could end up more like 2014 than 2015.

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GoPro Misses 2015 Estimates, Down Big After Hours

GoPro Inc ( GPRO ) just released their fourth quarter fiscal 2015 earnings results, posting earnings of $-0.21 and revenue of $436.6 million.

Currently, GPRO has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell), but it is subject to change following the release of the company's latest earnings report. Here are 5 key statistics from this just announced report below.

GoPro:

1. Missed earnings estimates. The company posted $-0.21 , beating/missing our Zacks Consensus Estimate of $-0.12.

2. Missed revenue estimates. The company saw revenue figures of $436.6 million , missing our estimate of $455 million.

3. Fourth quarter revenue includes a $21 million reduction for price protection related charges resulting from the HERO4 Session repricing in December. Full year revenue also reflected charges of approximately $40 million for price protection related charges issued in connection with reductions of the HERO4 Session selling price in September and December.

4. "In 2015, we recorded 16% year-over-year revenue growth and the fourth quarter represented the second highest revenue quarter in the company's history," said GoPro Founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman. "However, growth slowed in the second half of the year and we recognize the need to develop software solutions that make it easier for our customers to offload access and edit their GoPro content."

5. GPRO is down over 8% in after hours trading shortly after its earnings report was released.

GoPro, Inc. engages in producing wearable HD camcorders, known as action cameras and related accessories. It also curates videos shot on its cameras and broadcasts those videos on its own channel on YouTube, Xbox Live and Virgin Atlantic flights. The company offers HERO line of cameras; premium accessories; and mounts comprising equipment-based mounts. GoPro, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

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