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AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AHS) rose 6.4% during mid-day trading on Friday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings, StockRatingsNetwork reports. The company traded as high as $14.83 and last traded at $14.57, with a volume of 301,804 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.70.

The company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $248.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $248.75 million.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AHS shares. Analysts at EVA Dimensions LLC upgraded shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday. Analysts at BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of AMN Healthcare Services from $16.00 to $17.00 in a research note on Monday, January 6th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $13.35.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $14.68 and a 200-day moving average of $14.06. The company has a market cap of $667.1 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.79.

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE:AHS) is a provider of healthcare staffing and clinical workforce management solutions, providing managed services and recruitment and placement of physicians, nurses and allied healthcare professionals.

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