Amedisys Inc Expected to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $2.23 Per Share (AMED)

Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) – Research analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings lifted their FY2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of Amedisys in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst M. Wiederhorn now forecasts that the health services provider will post earnings per share of $2.23 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.22. Oppenheimer Holdings currently has a “Buy” rating and a $60.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for Amedisys’ Q4 2017 earnings at $0.58 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.63 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $2.50 EPS.

AMED has been the subject of several other reports. Robert W. Baird raised their price objective on Amedisys from $50.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective (up from $55.00) on shares of Amedisys in a research note on Wednesday. BidaskClub lowered Amedisys from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price objective on shares of Amedisys in a research note on Friday. Finally, Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on Amedisys in a research note on Monday, August 21st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $55.00 price objective for the company. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $61.00.

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Amedisys (NASDAQ AMED) opened at $56.25 on Friday. Amedisys has a one year low of $38.00 and a one year high of $65.91. The company has a market capitalization of $1,908.96, a P/E ratio of 26.91, a P/E/G ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.33.

Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The health services provider reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.02. Amedisys had a return on equity of 14.68% and a net margin of 2.88%. The firm had revenue of $380.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $384.59 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.36 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in Amedisys by 29.7% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,484,041 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $83,048,000 after buying an additional 339,825 shares during the last quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL purchased a new position in Amedisys during the 3rd quarter worth $1,802,000. Legal & General Group Plc grew its stake in Amedisys by 7.6% during the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 59,025 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $3,303,000 after buying an additional 4,166 shares during the last quarter. FNY Managed Accounts LLC purchased a new position in Amedisys during the 3rd quarter worth $900,000. Finally, NorthCoast Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Amedisys during the 3rd quarter worth about $262,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.36% of the company’s stock.

Amedisys Company Profile

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED)

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