AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AMN) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group issued their FY2017 EPS estimates for shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report released on Thursday. Jefferies Group analyst J. Plagman expects that the company will post earnings per share of $2.57 for the year. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $66.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for AMN Healthcare Services’ Q4 2017 earnings at $0.64 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.81 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.84 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.83 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.86 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.34 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.68 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.08 EPS.

Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on AMN. Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target (up previously from $47.00) on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Robert W. Baird increased their price target on AMN Healthcare Services from $41.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $48.00 price target for the company. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target (up previously from $47.00) on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Sunday, November 12th. Finally, KeyCorp initiated coverage on AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Friday, November 17th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $50.00 price target for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. AMN Healthcare Services has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $53.10.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE AMN) opened at $51.05 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 1.81 and a current ratio of 1.81. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,440.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.45 and a beta of 0.51. AMN Healthcare Services has a 12 month low of $34.71 and a 12 month high of $55.65.

In other AMN Healthcare Services news, Director Mark G. Foletta sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.03, for a total value of $117,575.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,525 shares in the company, valued at approximately $165,780.75. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Andrew M. Stern sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.89, for a total value of $428,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 6,668 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $285,990.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 179,588 shares of company stock valued at $8,921,401. 2.49% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of AMN. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in AMN Healthcare Services by 617.1% in the 3rd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 790,362 shares of the company’s stock worth $36,120,000 after purchasing an additional 680,145 shares during the period. Rice Hall James & Associates LLC purchased a new stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services in the 3rd quarter valued at about $19,764,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 47.6% in the 2nd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 960,656 shares of the company’s stock valued at $37,514,000 after acquiring an additional 309,693 shares in the last quarter. Hillcrest Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services in the 2nd quarter valued at about $10,148,000. Finally, Kestrel Investment Management Corp purchased a new stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services in the 3rd quarter valued at about $9,897,000.

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About AMN Healthcare Services

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services at acute and sub-acute care hospitals and other healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include nurse and allied solutions, locum tenens solutions and other workforce solutions.

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