AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AMN) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders bought 1,371 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,193% compared to the average volume of 106 call options.

In related news, CFO Brian M. Scott sold 12,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.58, for a total value of $732,250.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 56,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,301,861.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Brian M. Scott sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.11, for a total transaction of $1,182,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 56,365 shares in the company, valued at $3,331,735.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.18% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in AMN. Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of AMN Healthcare Services during the 1st quarter worth about $172,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 35.7% during the 1st quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,177 shares of the company’s stock worth $180,000 after purchasing an additional 836 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its stake in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 109.6% during the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 3,260 shares of the company’s stock worth $191,000 after purchasing an additional 1,705 shares during the last quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. acquired a new position in shares of AMN Healthcare Services during the 2nd quarter worth about $202,000. Finally, Westover Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of AMN Healthcare Services during the 1st quarter worth about $210,000.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $68.00 price target on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Lake Street Capital lowered their price target on shares of AMN Healthcare Services from $70.00 to $67.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 20th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. AMN Healthcare Services currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $65.11.

Shares of AMN stock opened at $53.85 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.65, a quick ratio of 1.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77. AMN Healthcare Services has a 1 year low of $37.71 and a 1 year high of $68.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 0.30.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.05. AMN Healthcare Services had a net margin of 7.08% and a return on equity of 23.75%. The firm had revenue of $558.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $533.99 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.67 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 13.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that AMN Healthcare Services will post 3.21 EPS for the current year.

AMN Healthcare Services Company Profile

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Nurse and Allied Solutions, Locum Tenens Solutions, and Other Workforce Solutions. The company offers travel nurse staffing under the American Mobile, Onward Healthcare, Nurses Rx, and O'Grady-Peyton brands; rapid response nurse staffing and labor disruption services, a shorter-term staffing solution under the NurseChoice brand; local, or per diem, staffing for daily shift work or on as-needed basis under the Nursefinders brand; and locum tenens staffing for specialties, clinicians, and dentists on an independent contractor basis on temporary assignments from a few days up to one year under the Staff Care and Locum Leaders brands.

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