AMN Healthcare Services (AMN) Getting Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AMN Healthcare Services earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9259835288751 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE AMN) opened at $49.80 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,348.01, a P/E ratio of 20.84 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a current ratio of 1.81 and a quick ratio of 1.81. AMN Healthcare Services has a 52 week low of $33.61 and a 52 week high of $51.75.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $494.41 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $493.89 million. AMN Healthcare Services had a return on equity of 25.55% and a net margin of 5.99%. AMN Healthcare Services’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.62 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that AMN Healthcare Services will post 2.56 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have recently commented on AMN. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Friday, December 8th. Benchmark reissued a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up previously from $52.00) on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Monday, January 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine raised AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Thursday, December 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $51.00.

In other AMN Healthcare Services news, insider Susan R. Salka sold 74,456 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.86, for a total value of $3,116,728.16. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 256,561 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,739,643.46. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Andrew M. Stern sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 sale, the director now directly 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 ninety days, insiders sold 136,021 shares of company stock valued at $6,108,554. 2.49% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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