AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE:AHS)’s share price traded up 2.8% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $38.68 and last traded at $37.99, with a volume of 738,475 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.94.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Sunday, May 8th. Lake Street Capital assumed coverage on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $46.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 12th. SunTrust Banks Inc. boosted their target price 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, Avondale Partners boosted their target price 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. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $43.40.

The company has a market capitalization of $1.80 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.35. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $41.62 and a 200-day moving average price of $35.19.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AHS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $473.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $455.14 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 35.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.38 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that AMN Healthcare Services Inc. will post $2.26 earnings per share for the current year.

In other AMN Healthcare Services news, CEO Susan R. Salka sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.00, for a total transaction of $1,200,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 348,688 shares in the company, valued at $13,947,520. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Ralph Henderson sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.33, for a total transaction of $786,600.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 31,772 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,249,592.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other institutional investors have modified their holdings of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position 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 worth $70,107,000 after buying an additional 621,404 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position 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 worth $20,215,000 after buying an additional 112,212 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its position 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. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position 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. Finally, State of Tennessee Treasury Department acquired a new position in shares of AMN Healthcare Services during the fourth quarter worth $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.

Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.