AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AMN) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Investors bought 1,130 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,349% compared to the average volume of 78 put options.

In other news, CFO Brian M. Scott sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 56,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,331,735.15. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 2.18% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Bridge City Capital LLC bought a new position in AMN Healthcare Services in the second quarter valued at approximately $1,354,000. Alps Advisors Inc. increased its stake in AMN Healthcare Services by 50.7% in the second quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 12,235 shares of the company’s stock valued at $603,000 after acquiring an additional 4,114 shares during the last quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in AMN Healthcare Services in the second quarter valued at approximately $30,246,000. ClariVest Asset Management LLC bought a new position in AMN Healthcare Services in the second quarter valued at approximately $4,424,000. Finally, Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in AMN Healthcare Services by 9.4% in the second quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC now owns 11,140 shares of the company’s stock valued at $653,000 after acquiring an additional 954 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of NYSE:AMN opened at $51.55 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $2.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.14, a PEG ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 0.30. 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.

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

Several research analysts have recently commented on AMN shares. Lake Street Capital lowered their target price on shares of AMN Healthcare Services from $70.00 to $67.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, August 3rd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 target price on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Friday, August 3rd. ValuEngine cut shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $58.00 target price on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report 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’s stock. AMN Healthcare Services currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $65.11.

About AMN Healthcare Services

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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