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Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are covering the stock, AnalystRatings.Net reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $54.29.

Shares of Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) opened at 50.53 on Friday. Amsurg Corp has a 52 week low of $36.55 and a 52 week high of $52.81. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $47.9 and its 200-day moving average is $45.64. The company has a market cap of $1.610 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.87.

Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.63. The company had revenue of $281.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $281.51 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.58 earnings per share. Amsurg Corp’s revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Amsurg Corp will post $2.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AMSG shares. Analysts at Piper Jaffray raised their price target on shares of Amsurg Corp from $45.00 to $51.00 in a research note on Monday, August 4th. Separately, analysts at SunTrust upgraded shares of Amsurg Corp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 27th. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $50.00. Finally, analysts at Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Amsurg Corp from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, June 27th. They now have a $55.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $44.00.

AmSurg Corp. is the owner and operator of short stay ambulatory surgery centers (NASDAQ:AMSG) in the United States.

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