Shares of AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE:AHS) fell 2.5% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $35.93 and last traded at $35.95, with a volume of 466,419 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.89.

Several research firms have issued reports on AHS. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Sunday, May 8th. SunTrust Banks Inc. lifted their price target 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. Zacks Investment Research raised AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 9th. Lake Street Capital lifted their price target on AMN Healthcare Services from $46.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Monday, June 6th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $43.40.

The company has a market cap of $1.71 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.53. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $40.13 and its 200-day moving average price is $35.86.

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

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

An institutional investor recently raised its position in AMN Healthcare Services stock. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in shares of AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE:AHS) by 28.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 34,698 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 7,772 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE owned approximately 0.07% of AMN Healthcare Services worth $1,078,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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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