AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE:AHS) 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.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on AHS shares. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Monday, June 6th. Lake Street Capital started coverage on AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. They set a “buy” rating and a $46.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks Inc. lifted their target price on AMN Healthcare Services from $40.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Sunday, May 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 22nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $42.60.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $38.83 and a 200-day moving average price of $33.08. The stock has a market cap of $2.05 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.80.

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 the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.10. The company earned $468 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $446.51 million. AMN Healthcare Services’s revenue for the quarter was up 42.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.30 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that AMN Healthcare Services Inc. will post $2.24 EPS for the current year.

In other AMN Healthcare Services news, CEO Susan R. Salka sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.00, for a total transaction of $760,000.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 358,688 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $13,630,144. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Paul E. Weaver sold 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.42, for a total transaction of $461,040.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 61,780 shares in the company, valued at $2,373,587.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors have modified their holdings of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 38.0% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,257,844 shares of the company’s stock valued at $70,107,000 after buying an additional 621,404 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 18,876.9% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 378,779 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,761,000 after buying an additional 376,783 shares during the period. Pembroke Management LTD acquired a new stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $10,817,000. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 20.8% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 650,993 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,215,000 after buying an additional 112,212 shares during the period. Finally, Deimos Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,630,000.

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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