AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE:AHS) was down 5% on Thursday . The company traded as low as $40.88 and last traded at $41.18, with a volume of 857,011 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $43.37.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on AHS shares. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Monday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 13th. Avondale Partners lifted 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 research report on Tuesday, May 17th. SunTrust Banks Inc. lifted their price target 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. Finally, Lake Street Capital began coverage on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. They set a “buy” rating and a $46.00 price target for the company. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $42.60.

The company has a market capitalization of $2.01 billion and a PE ratio of 21.41. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $41.55 and a 200 day moving average of $34.93.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AHS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.08. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.38 EPS. The business had revenue of $473.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $455.14 million. AMN Healthcare Services’s revenue was up 35.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that AMN Healthcare Services Inc. will post $2.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other AMN Healthcare Services news, CEO Susan R. Salka sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated 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 transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 358,688 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,630,144. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Susan R. Salka sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated 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 transaction, the insider now owns 288,688 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,702,272. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. US Bancorp DE boosted its position 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 during the period. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position 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. Redwood Investments LLC boosted its position in AMN Healthcare Services by 92.1% in the fourth quarter. Redwood Investments LLC now owns 92,044 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,858,000 after buying an additional 44,132 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its position 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, State of Tennessee Treasury Department purchased a new position in AMN Healthcare Services during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $3,950,000.

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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