AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE:AHS) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $44.36 and last traded at $44.30, with a volume of 428,645 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $43.97.

Several research analysts recently commented on AHS shares. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Monday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $43.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, May 9th. SunTrust Banks Inc. raised their price objective on AMN Healthcare Services from $40.00 to $46.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Avondale Partners raised their price objective on AMN Healthcare Services from $42.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “market outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Sunday, May 8th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. AMN Healthcare Services has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $42.60.

The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $41.14 and a 200 day moving average price of $34.33. The stock has a market cap of $2.12 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.55.

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

In other AMN Healthcare Services news, insider Susan R. Salka sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.00, for a total transaction of $1,320,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 288,688 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,702,272. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Susan R. Salka sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 6th. The stock was 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 of the company’s stock, valued at $13,630,144. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds recently modified their holdings of the company. State of Tennessee Treasury Department bought a new stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services during the fourth quarter worth approximately $3,950,000. Redwood Investments LLC raised its stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 92.1% in the fourth quarter. Redwood Investments LLC now owns 92,044 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,858,000 after buying an additional 44,132 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 28.9% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 34,698 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,078,000 after buying an additional 7,772 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised 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 worth $11,761,000 after buying an additional 376,783 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 8.1% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 325,176 shares of the company’s stock worth $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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