AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by Benchmark in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $60.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $52.00. Benchmark’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 21.70% from the stock’s current price.

Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Robert W. Baird raised their price objective on shares of AMN Healthcare Services from $41.00 to $43.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Friday, December 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $51.00.

Shares of AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) traded down $0.20 during trading on Monday, hitting $49.30. 348,137 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 409,560. The stock has a market cap of $2,360.00, a PE ratio of 20.71 and a beta of 0.47. AMN Healthcare Services has a 1-year low of $33.61 and a 1-year high of $51.75. The company has a quick ratio of 1.81, a current ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $494.41 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $493.89 million. AMN Healthcare Services had a net margin of 5.99% and a return on equity of 25.55%. The company’s revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.62 EPS. equities research analysts expect that AMN Healthcare Services will post 2.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other AMN Healthcare Services news, Director Mark G. Foletta sold 2,500 shares of AMN Healthcare Services stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.03, for a total value of $117,575.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 3,525 shares in the company, valued at approximately $165,780.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Susan R. Salka sold 74,456 shares of AMN Healthcare Services stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.86, for a total transaction of $3,116,728.16. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 256,561 shares in the company, valued at $10,739,643.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 136,021 shares of company stock worth $6,108,554 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 2.49% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in AMN Healthcare Services by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,679,926 shares of the company’s stock valued at $221,802,000 after acquiring an additional 32,397 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,289,538 shares of the company’s stock worth $167,507,000 after buying an additional 36,632 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 1.4% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,728,269 shares of the company’s stock worth $78,981,000 after buying an additional 23,613 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its holdings in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 1.3% in the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,362,806 shares of the company’s stock worth $62,281,000 after buying an additional 17,777 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp increased its holdings in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 4.8% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,237,418 shares of the company’s stock worth $48,321,000 after buying an additional 56,269 shares during the last quarter.

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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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