AMN Healthcare Services (AMN) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AMN Healthcare Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5772361153687 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on shares of AMN Healthcare Services from $59.00 to $64.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, March 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 target price on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Thursday, December 7th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Thursday, February 1st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $66.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Lake Street Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $61.00 target price (up from $50.00) on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Friday, February 16th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $58.10.

Shares of AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) traded down $0.25 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $56.75. 493,813 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 480,626. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 1.79 and a quick ratio of 1.79. AMN Healthcare Services has a 52 week low of $34.71 and a 52 week high of $60.80. The company has a market capitalization of $2,733.21, a P/E ratio of 21.10 and a beta of 0.47.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63. The company had revenue of $509.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $501.64 million. AMN Healthcare Services had a net margin of 6.67% and a return on equity of 24.26%. The firm’s revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.62 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that AMN Healthcare Services will post 3.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Susan R. Salka sold 95,219 shares of AMN Healthcare Services stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.35, for a total value of $4,699,057.65. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 222,168 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,963,990.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Ralph Henderson sold 10,178 shares of AMN Healthcare Services stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.20, for a total transaction of $572,003.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 37,574 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,111,658.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 131,835 shares of company stock valued at $6,701,558. 2.18% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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AMN Healthcare Services Company Profile

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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