Amedisys (AMED) Trading Up 1.2%
Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) shares were up 1.2% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $55.22 and last traded at $55.18. Approximately 209,692 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 37% from the average daily volume of 334,246 shares. The stock had previously closed at $54.55.
A number of research analysts have issued reports on AMED shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Amedisys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $61.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, January 12th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price target on shares of Amedisys in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target (up previously from $55.00) on shares of Amedisys in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Amedisys in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target (up previously from $55.00) on shares of Amedisys in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $60.64.
The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16. The firm has a market cap of $1,905.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 0.73.
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Amedisys, Inc is a healthcare services company. The Company’s segments are Home Health, Hospice, Personal Care and Other. The Company is a provider of home health, hospice and personal care services. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated 327 Medicare-certified home healthcare centers, 79 Medicare-certified hospice care centers and 14 personal-care care centers in 34 states within the United States and the District of Columbia.
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