News stories about AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AMN Healthcare Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.8183875887592 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
Shares of NYSE AMN traded down $0.90 during trading on Friday, hitting $58.10. 566,631 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 459,621. AMN Healthcare Services has a 12-month low of $34.71 and a 12-month high of $60.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 1.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. The firm has a market cap of $2,768.93, a PE ratio of 22.70 and a beta of 0.42.
AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.63. The business had revenue of $509.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $501.64 million. AMN Healthcare Services had a return on equity of 24.26% and a net margin of 6.67%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.62 EPS. research analysts expect that AMN Healthcare Services will post 3.25 EPS for the current year.
A number of brokerages have weighed in on AMN. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on AMN Healthcare Services from $59.00 to $64.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, March 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine upgraded AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Thursday, February 1st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $66.00 price objective on the stock. Lake Street Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $61.00 price target (up previously from $50.00) on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Friday, February 16th. Finally, Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target (up previously from $52.00) on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Monday, January 8th. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $58.10.
In related news, CFO Brian M. Scott sold 3,634 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.03, for a total transaction of $199,979.02. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 78,062 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,295,751.86. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Susan R. Salka sold 95,219 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.35, for a total value of $4,699,057.65. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 222,168 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,963,990.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 131,835 shares of company stock valued at $6,701,558 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 2.18% of the company’s stock.
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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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