AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE:AHS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $41.44 and last traded at $41.37, with a volume of 343,613 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $40.83.

AHS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 18th. SunTrust Banks Inc. boosted their price target on shares of AMN Healthcare Services from $19.00 to $21.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 28th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Sunday, May 8th. Avondale Partners boosted their price target on shares of AMN Healthcare Services from $42.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “market outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Lake Street Capital initiated coverage on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Tuesday, May 31st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $46.00 price target for the company. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $42.60.

The company has a market capitalization of $1.99 billion and a PE ratio of 21.12. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $38.60 and a 200 day moving average price of $32.99.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AHS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $468 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $446.51 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.30 EPS. AMN Healthcare Services’s quarterly revenue was up 42.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that AMN Healthcare Services Inc. will post $2.24 earnings per share for the current year.

In other AMN Healthcare Services news, CEO Susan R. Salka sold 20,000 shares of AMN Healthcare Services stock in a transaction on Friday, May 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.00, for a total value of $760,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 358,688 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,630,144. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Susan R. Salka sold 30,000 shares of AMN Healthcare Services stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.00, for a total transaction of $1,200,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 348,688 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,947,520. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in AMN Healthcare Services by 22.6% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 140,457 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,361,000 after buying an additional 25,863 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in AMN Healthcare Services by 9.5% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 56,879 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,766,000 after buying an additional 4,925 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP increased its stake in AMN Healthcare Services by 20.5% in the fourth quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 109,413 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,397,000 after buying an additional 18,588 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its stake in AMN Healthcare Services by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 122,939 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,817,000 after buying an additional 3,902 shares during the period. Finally, Sivik Global Healthcare LLC increased its stake in AMN Healthcare Services by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. Sivik Global Healthcare LLC now owns 80,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,484,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the period.

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (AMN Healthcare) offers healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities. The Company operates through three segments: Nurse and Allied Healthcare Staffing Segment, Locum Tenens Staffing Segment and Physician Permanent Placement Services Segment.

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