Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.54-0.56 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.53. The company issued revenue guidance of ~$386 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $385.46 million.

A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a hold rating on shares of Amedisys in a report on Monday. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a buy rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Amedisys in a report on Thursday, October 12th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a buy rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Amedisys in a report on Monday, October 9th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a hold rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Amedisys in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a buy rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Amedisys in a report on Friday, September 15th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $56.20.

Amedisys Inc (AMED) traded down 0.38% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $49.54. 322,283 shares of the stock were exchanged. Amedisys Inc has a one year low of $34.58 and a one year high of $65.91. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.34 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $51.59 and a 200 day moving average price of $55.12.

Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The health services provider reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $378.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $380.80 million. Amedisys had a net margin of 2.70% and a return on equity of 13.71%. Amedisys’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.42 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Amedisys Inc will post $2.21 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Bruce D. Perkins purchased 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $46.60 per share, for a total transaction of $93,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 15,825 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $737,445. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider David B. Pearce sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $50,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 10,488 shares in the company, valued at $524,400. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

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About Amedisys

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.

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