AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (AHS) Shares Down 2.5%
AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE:AHS) was down 2.5% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $35.93 and last traded at $35.95, with a volume of 466,419 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.89.
Several equities research analysts recently commented on AHS shares. Avondale Partners raised their target price on AMN Healthcare Services from $42.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “market outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 17th. Lake Street Capital started coverage on AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Tuesday, May 31st. They set a “buy” rating and a $46.00 target price on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Monday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, May 9th. Finally, 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 note on Thursday, May 12th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. AMN Healthcare Services presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $43.40.
The company has a 50-day moving average of $40.40 and a 200 day moving average of $35.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.70 billion and a P/E ratio of 16.43.
AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AHS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $473.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $455.14 million. The company’s revenue was up 35.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $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 related news, insider Ralph Henderson sold 20,000 shares of the business’s 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 directly owns 31,772 shares in the company, valued at $1,249,592.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Susan R. Salka sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.00, for a total value of $1,200,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 348,688 shares in the company, valued at $13,947,520. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
A hedge fund recently raised its stake in AMN Healthcare Services stock. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE:AHS) by 28.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 34,698 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 7,772 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE owned about 0.07% of AMN Healthcare Services worth $1,078,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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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