Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN)’s share price was up 3.6% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $16.00 and last traded at $15.97, with a volume of 150,124 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $15.41.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on CCRN shares. TheStreet upgraded Cross Country Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Cross Country Healthcare in a research note on Thursday, March 17th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Cross Country Healthcare in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cross Country Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $18.33.

The firm has a market cap of $519.84 million and a PE ratio of 80.92. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $14.18 and a 200 day moving average price of $13.22.

Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $196.58 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $196.94 million. Cross Country Healthcare’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.03 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Cross Country Healthcare Inc. will post $0.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, SVP Deborah A. Dean sold 6,868 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.34, for a total transaction of $98,487.12. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 46,214 shares in the company, valued at $662,708.76. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Several institutional investors recently made changes to their positions in CCRN. Russell Frank Co raised its position in shares of Cross Country Healthcare by 87.1% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 355,704 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,866,000 after buying an additional 165,590 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in shares of Cross Country Healthcare by 19,623.6% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 313,606 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,139,000 after buying an additional 312,016 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of Cross Country Healthcare by 21.9% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 130,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,142,000 after buying an additional 23,500 shares during the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP bought a new position in shares of Cross Country Healthcare during the fourth quarter worth about $1,651,000. Finally, I.G. Investment Management LTD. raised its position in shares of Cross Country Healthcare by 12.2% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 76,136 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,248,000 after buying an additional 8,253 shares during the last quarter.

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc (CCRN) is engaged in providing healthcare recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions. The Company operates in three segments: Nurse and Allied Staffing, Physician Staffing and Other Human Capital Management Services. Its nurse and allied staffing segment is engaged in providing traditional staffing, including temporary and permanent placement of travel nurses and allied professionals, and branch-based local nurses and allied staffing through its Cross Country Staffing brand, MSN, AHG, Mediscan and DirectEd brands.

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