AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE:AHS)’s share price was up 2.8% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $35.92 and last traded at $35.80, with a volume of 759,601 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $34.84.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on AHS shares. Avondale Partners increased 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. Lake Street Capital started 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. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Monday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. increased 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. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $43.40.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $40.63 and its 200-day moving average is $35.56. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.71 billion and a P/E ratio of 16.45.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AHS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $473.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $455.14 million. The firm’s revenue was up 35.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.38 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that AMN Healthcare Services Inc. will post $2.32 earnings per share for the current year.

In other AMN Healthcare Services news, CEO Susan R. Salka sold 30,000 shares of AMN Healthcare Services stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 7th. The stock was 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 directly owns 348,688 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,947,520. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Ralph Henderson sold 20,000 shares of AMN Healthcare Services stock in a transaction on Monday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.33, for a total value of $786,600.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 31,772 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,249,592.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in AHS. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in 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. 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 worth $3,817,000 after buying an additional 3,902 shares in the last quarter. 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 worth $2,858,000 after buying an additional 44,132 shares in the last quarter. 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 worth $1,766,000 after buying an additional 4,925 shares in the last quarter. Finally, 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 worth $1,078,000 after buying an additional 7,772 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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