AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE:AHS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high on Thursday . The company traded as high as $43.95 and last traded at $43.83, with a volume of 240,628 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $42.83.

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

The company has a 50 day moving average of $39.54 and a 200 day moving average of $33.36. The company has a market cap of $2.09 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.22.

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

In related news, Director Paul E. Weaver sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,373,587.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Susan R. Salka sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 358,688 shares in the company, valued at $13,630,144. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised 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 in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers raised 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 in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in AMN Healthcare Services by 28.9% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 34,698 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,078,000 after buying an additional 7,772 shares in the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. raised its stake in AMN Healthcare Services by 22.3% in the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 89,080 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,765,000 after buying an additional 16,260 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in AMN Healthcare Services by 8.1% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 325,176 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,096,000 after buying an additional 24,375 shares in the last quarter.

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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