Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. Increases Holdings in AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (AMN)
Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. raised its stake in AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AMN) by 2.0% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 106,477 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,074 shares during the quarter. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc.’s holdings in AMN Healthcare Services were worth $5,824,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its holdings in AMN Healthcare Services by 109.6% in the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 3,260 shares of the company’s stock valued at $191,000 after acquiring an additional 1,705 shares during the last quarter. Palouse Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in AMN Healthcare Services in the 3rd quarter valued at $200,000. D.A. Davidson & CO. bought a new stake in AMN Healthcare Services in the 2nd quarter valued at $202,000. Truvestments Capital LLC bought a new stake in AMN Healthcare Services in the 2nd quarter valued at $218,000. Finally, Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. bought a new stake in AMN Healthcare Services in the 2nd quarter valued at $253,000.
In related news, insider Denise L. Jackson sold 2,800 shares of AMN Healthcare Services stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.48, for a total transaction of $180,544.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 20,152 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,299,400.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Susan R. Salka sold 11,953 shares of AMN Healthcare Services stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.49, for a total transaction of $675,224.97. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 153,789 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,687,540.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.18% of the company’s stock.
AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.08. AMN Healthcare Services had a net margin of 6.96% and a return on equity of 25.32%. The business had revenue of $526.84 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $526.90 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.63 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts expect that AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. will post 3.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 27th. BMO Capital Markets reduced their price target on shares of AMN Healthcare Services from $61.00 to $60.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 17th. Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Thursday, October 4th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Stephens assumed coverage on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. They issued an “equal weight” rating for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $65.40.
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AMN Healthcare Services 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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